Friday, 30 November 2007
It was time for a bountiful seafood brunch at The Squid Shack where we also fed leftover fries to the seagulls. We had meant to feed pelicans, but spotted only a whole bunch of seagulls, and 3 pelicans which were weary of us and decided to stay at bay.Then goodbye Albany. We were off to our next pit-stop, Pemberton. Enroute, we stopped by at the Valley of the Giants Tree-top Walk between Denmark and Walpole. We paid A$22 for a family package and since they were closing, the friendly guy gave us huge discount of 1 adult ticket off, so the 5 of us went in on the package meant for 4. Like the HSBC tree-top walk at MacRitchie reservior, this one was also a one-way route. Each segment could only take up to 20 people and the highest point was 40m above the ground!
Fascinating views, and all the gigantic Red Eucalyptus trees are hollow on the inside!
Thursday, 29 November 2007
We settled into YHA Albany where we met Peter and Kathy, the friendliest hosts we have met by far (pun intended).
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Patrick, the assistant Scout leader called in a few Ventures too. They form a part of the top Venture Unit and Rover Crew. The Ventures have won the Master Mariners Award Competition for 3 consecutive years since 2005.Their Den was way cool. It was situated on the banks of the river, which means they could just roll out their canoes and kayaks into the river for a row. They have their own campfire circle, a barbecue pit set in an old car... cosy man!The Cub Scout meeting was very exciting with activities one after the other without breaks in between. Very high energy.Had we known it would be so fun, we would have come more willingly. At the end of the meeting, the Cub Scout Leader presented all of us with some badges and a book entitled: Cub Scout Challenges. We ended the day with a Halal dinner at a Malaysian Satay Restaurant - Mahsuri. Terima Kasih!
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
We departed Manjedal after a very thorough area cleaning for the Scout Shop to buy badges and shirts, before proceeding to Harbour Town yet again, for our final meal. After that, we're off to the airport.
Here we come Singapore! We sad to leave, yet looking forward to be home. Watch out for us!
Monday, 26 November 2007
Not much. Just another typical shopping day.
Sunday, 25 November 2007
THE AERIAL RUNWAY
BLINDMAN'S TRAIL & LOW ROPE ELEMENTS
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Friday, 23 November 2007
The rider leading everyone to the sheepdog demonstration and Hazmi learning how to make "Billy Tea".
Reflecting on learning
Sheridan, the Cub Scout Commissioner of Western Australia, preparing hotdogs and burgers for us.
Boab Trees and the "Dreaming Serpent" Suspended Treetop Walk
Relaxing in King's Park before heading off to the Western Australia Scout HQ and Museum.
After the Scout HQ, we proceeded to Harbour Town, just 5 mins walk away for shopping and Dinner. At the end of the day, some of us gathered for Quiet Time when we talked about how being in Australia brought God's wonder to mind... His creativity brought to life in nature and the beautiful sunset we saw on our way back to Manjedel.