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Dec 11, 2005 - Pemberton - the tree climb

One thing we forgot to say - leaving the tropics and entering the temperate was a bit like coming from Bahams to Europe. Very quick and rather strange. After pitching the tent we drove to take a look at the Gloucester Tree that Steve intended to climb. It was 61m high and had metal rods sunken into the trunk. Lenka tried to climb, but only got about 10m up. She concluded that she is a chicken and proud to admit it. Steve being the little monkey that he is flew up. The views from the top were breath taking. Literally. When Steve got down he...

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Tripping 2005/06

Aug 29, 2005 - Walpole

Decided to stop here for a couple of nights in order to pay a visit to two (relatively) desirable sights. Booked into Coalmine beach CP. Nice park on an inlet from the Southern Ocean. 1. Giant Tingle tree. Earlier visitors (circa 1930s) in fact managed to drive to this tree and park inside it. The parks service have now made this impossible - in order to protect the fragile trees. The tingle tree has very shallow roots and can be damaged by walkers. It is, however quite robust when confronted by fire - the heartwood can be burnt out (and...

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