Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pemberton - 13th June 2009

The south west of Western Australia is renowned for its forests. I didn't realise how much was forested (including many famous wine regions) until this trip. Back before the forests were mainly protected in national parks, much of the area was logged. In order to provide lookouts in case of a forest fire, due to the lack of good hills, lookouts were instead constructed up the tops of some trees. Most of these lookouts are no longer used, but instead tourists can climb them. Not liking heights, there was no way I was climbing up the 50m plus Gloucester Tree near Pemberton. However, David made me watch and wait for him...

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