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24 oktober 2014
"Death" in the desert.
I am guest here, providing a special report of what its like to go venturing into the isolated western australian outback and surrounding city areas...... :0
I will make this entry brief. A wise person once said "those moments in life where you look back and smile, will be the ones you cherish the most" and I feel as though my journey so far on this crazy adventure, encompasses this and so much more.
We began the trip in Brisbane, checking out the beauty that the city has to offer. From here, we flew into Perth - slept at the airport and continued on to Exmouth. We had exactly 15 days from exmouth to explore the great australian plains and entice ourselves with what dusty WA had to offer. With that, we picked up our rubbish little car with a bed in the back and headed south. The first great experience was on our way to the Karinjini National Park, just east of the coast. whilst driving, we spotted a beautiful sunset that exhibited an array of exciting colours. At the time we assumed this was a good idea, oh how wrong we were. Before we knew it, we were in a small dith, unable to escape, realising our true destiny that we were infact going to die in the outback. Luckily, a couple with a 4WD saw we were in trouble and tried to rescue us. This proved unhelpful as during the process, we broke the car rope twice with which they tried to pull us out with, and still remained stuck. A tourist bus filled with foriegners spotted us in our sticky situation and decided to push us out with all of their man power, whilst of course taking a few photos of us weeping in the process. An experience like this can only be compared to falling over in public. The embarassment and shame felt when being stuck and helpless was indescribable. At one point I was sure I would have to resort to eating ilse. Surely the nightmare was over right? wrong..... at other points during our journey we almost ran out of fuel and became stranded, aswell as taking the wrong road and turning a 10 minute drive into a 2 hour drive into unchartered teritory.
Along the way we stopped into beautiful places such as Learmonth, Parrabadoo, Shark Bay, Denham, Monkey Mia, Kalbarri, Geralon, Greenheads, Pinnacles, Wannaroo, Freemantle, Rockingham, Boyanup, Bunbury, Margaret River, Cranbrook, Albany, Perth and many more. We have seen some incredible things so far and have made some everlasting memories.
The take home message is simple, Western Australia is no joke. It is not for the faint of heart and shouldnt be considered lightly - until next time travellers :) <3
- Brittany out, peace.
24 oktober 2014 07:36 | Door: Joy
Oh my, I'm so glad you survived! I got the message and I'll sure keep all this in mind when in the Aus outback :) But also got the underlying message, the pure goodness of mankind! How incredibly nice of these tourists to help you out. If they hadn't you would have been doomed to eat ilse! Although I'm sure she would've been tasty ;)
Sounds like you're having an amazing time ladies! Keep up the good work :) and keep us updated!
24 oktober 2014 08:19 | Door: ingrid
Gelukkig weten we niet alles wat daar gebeurd, dit deed je toch wel denken aan onze avonturen in Amerika?
Maar volgens mij ben jij de sterkste van de twee, dus hoeven we niet bang te wezen dat ze aan je begint te kluiven.
Brittany happy birthday and have a good time.
Veel liefs vanuit Nibbik
24 oktober 2014 08:31 | Door: Mieke
Dear Brittany and Ilse,
You're a good writer Brittany! You're making amazing memories together!
Have a great time there and....survive!!!
With love Mieke