Monday morning we saw more kangaroos and some emus, all of which just run wild. I even saw a few emus running on the side of the road as we drove past. Sadly to report, we hit a kangaroo. More like the bloody sucker hopped in the road saw the car and tried turning. It didn’t end well for the poor roo. After that ordeal, we kept on driving down to Augusta to see the lighthouse. This last day of the trip may sound familiar since most of the places I had already been to about a fortnight ago. But this time we got to up into the lighthouse, which has been around for more than 100 years. At this time it was super windy and rainy but we still go to walk around the walkway on top of the lighthouse. Where the lighthouse is situated is where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean, so that’s pretty cool. We drove some more in the rain to get to Mammoth Cave, a very large self-guided cave in Margaret River. This one wasn’t as spectacular as Jewel Cave was, but it was still very cool to walk through at my own pace. The last third of the cave trip was a quick walk through the forest to get back to the car park. Along the way I was able to get a few good photos of a Kookaburra. You know the old song “Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree…” Once I got into the van, it started to pour. Now we had the choice to eat in the rain or go to the Chocolate Factory. We chose chocolate. Then instead of eating lunch we went on a wine tour. Then we decided on lunch at good surfing beach. The waves were really large and the wind was crazy. We had one last stop on our trip and that was the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. I really wanted to walk all the way out to the end but the weather was so bad I didn’t want to get swept out to sea or ride back soaking wet. We got a coffee instead and spent the last two hours of the trip driving back in the wind and rain. It was a really awesome weekend and a great way to end my stay in Australia.
It’s so weird to think that I’ve been here for 10 weeks but it’s also weird to think that I’ll be coming home so soon. I might have a few more posts from airports on my way home this weekend so cheers for now!