by, September 2nd, 2009 at 04:01 AM (11477 Views)
So we're back on air but limping along. It's a long story. Outback... Technology... Sigh. I'm typing this sitting in the shade of a neighboring caravan at Yardie Homestead campground at Ningaloo Reef. You gotta forgive the technology when you experience the scenery.
We went for a walk and a swim today (same drill as yesterday) but alas no snorkeling on the reef because it is too windy to see anything. The glass bottom reef boats aren't going out at all because there is a strong wind warning out. We believe it. We had to take our tent down last night for fear of it flapping apart or breaking poles. Since it is new this trip we are still trying to look after it very nicely. We've used it a few times as outdoor space which is insect free (it has very fine mesh screen all around) but we still sleep in our vehicle most nights so we can do without the tent.
We've been to Ningaloo twice before (found it on your map yet? No hints except we are in Western Australia and it is still the tropics) and have been looking forward to our return. Alas it has been windy and we hear from the locals that you should really get here by mid August. However, we were otherwise engaged at that time doing nice things further North before it warmed up too much. Now we've moved down the coast and will soon be in search of wildflowers. There are some around here (including a Sturt's Desert Pea which is unusual in not having the black center and is only found on this peninsula). But enough of botany lessons.
Still no photos. I was going to post them on my web site and just link to them. However, my ftp client and my web site seem to be having a disagreement at the moment and I need more time to sort that out. This is the same thing which happened the last time we were travelling. I think the web hosting changes while we are away because we are using it so infrequently. Anyway, photos will follow soon if I can make peace with my server.
Signing off for now and missing you guys and missing this place.