The next day we went across to the small town Northcliffe for a loaf of bread & then headed out to Windy Harbour. What a beautiful spot, but of course it did live up to its name & was blowing a gale. There is nothing really out there except a caravan park & heaps of fishing & holiday houses. We explored the town & boat ramp & beach while it wasn't raining to much.
We then headed out to Point D'Entrecasteaux, again I wish the weather was better to really show you the magic of this place, there are various lookouts & walking tracks to explore. Definitely a must see spot on the south coast.
It was then back to camp, the weather held out for us & we managed to get the fire going & cook up some corned beef for dinner.
The next day the weather was even gloomier. So we went for a drive in to Manjimup, we were surprise to find a big town with both a Woolies & Coles. We grabbed a few supplies & some diesel. We also had to find a camping shop. I am sure it comes as no surprise to our family to hear Mat needed a new chair. He is a notorious chair wrecker! We are very surprised the Roman king canvas chairs we bought lasted this long, getting used every day for 9 months, but one final gave up. We would definitely buy another one, but of course we couldn't get one, so we will see how at Oztrail Titan chair goes this time.
We then headed into towards Pemberton for a look, on the way we found another brewery at lunch time, so I guess it was fate. We had a lovely lunch platter overlooking a dam & vineyard, with some fresh Marron. Can't say they tasted any different to normal old yabbies to me, but they sell for extraordinary amounts over here, we have seen $85 a kilo. Might have to start a Marron farm.
After that we headed into Pemberton itself & went past about 200 bikies at the local pub. It was a very picturesque town amongst the rolling hills. On the way home we called in at the Big Brook dam, the Boorara tree a huge tree that used to be used for fire spotting.
We were going to do the walk to Lane Pool falls, but again it started raining. We took the Great a Forest Drive home to camp, meandering through the forests, although I have to say it is probably time to get out of the forests & find some new adventure. That night the rain held off again until during the night & we cooked up some warming lamb shanks for dinner. It has to stop raining & get warmer soon.......