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Pemberton, the Gloucester Tree, and Roo’ meat

December 11, 2009 8 comments

Nannup garden decoration

Nannup garden decoration

We packed up the car and trailer in the morning and hit the road.  At Busselton we bid farewell to the sea as our route took us inland on the 104. We stoped off at Nannup for a quick toilet break, but the flies a heat were getting a bit irritating so we didn’t hang around for long. The road between Nannup and Pemberton reminds me a lot of the Nottingham Road part of the Midlands back home.

Bistro in Nannup

Bistro in Nannup

We finally arrived at Pemberton by 2:00 in the afternoon. We checked into the Pemberton Farm Chalets, and had after unpacking and eating some lunch, we took a walk into the forest to find the Gloucester Tree. The Gloucester Tree is a giant 72 metre high karri tree in the Gloucester National Park, it is the world’s tallest fire-lookout tree, and visitors can climb up to a platform in its upper branches for a view of the surrounding karri forest.

Heading into the forest

Heading into the forest

Big trees in the forest

Big trees in the forest

The Gloucester Tree

The Gloucester Tree

I was famished by the time we got back to the chalet; I was hungry enough to eat a kangaroo… which is what I had for supper at a local restaurant called Sadie’s. Kangaroo meat has a pretty unique taste, and I’m sure that if it’s not cooked or served correctly can taste rather terrible. Thankfully, the chef at Sadie’s, relay knows their roo meat, and prepared it just right, using almonds to take the edge off the meat. I had a most enjoyable meal.

Did I mention the flies!!!

Did I mention the flies!!!

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