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Day 141-143 Denmark to Manjimup

Dad caught something! (with a little help from Mum)

sunny 30 °C

We didn’t arrive at Manjumup until about 4pm. It was as if none of us wanted to leave Denmark! (Well I certainly didn't anyway) Mum and Dad had to have their last coffee and toasted sandwich at the Message Teahouse in Denmark before we went.

Not back in the trailer again!

Not back in the trailer again!

When we got to Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park I had to be tied up straight away. Just like that. After all my running around on the farm I now only have about 4 metres to run. So unfair.

I am pleased to say that Mum and Dad were able to set up the tent in about 50 minutes (and Mum was going really slowly because she is just slow at doing EVERYTHING) and they didn’t argue and they remembered how to set up the tent and the awning without cracking it at each other. I was actually quite impressed.

We then went for a walk around the campsite. The campsite has a beautiful freshwater pool which is fenced off but I’m not allowed in so we continued walking outside of the campsite. Mum complained that her back was hurting because she wasn’t wearing her runners (she was wearing her stupid thongs) so we had to go back (she’s already started spoiling things for me and Dad).

On Tuesday I was a little bit depressed because I was missing running around at the farm and I missed Bonnie so I didn’t eat anything in the morning and I wouldn’t listen to what the oldies were telling me (well I don’t listen to Mum anyway so really I wasn’t listening to Dad today) so the oldies tried to make me feel better by going to places that I could go to.

We drove to see lots of big trees. There was a tree called the Diamond Tree Lookout which you could climb up but Dad said it looked dodgy and Mum said to Dad that he wouldn’t climb it anyway because he would be too scared and then Dad said to Mum that he will climb a little and then she had to take a photo and I just thought who is he kidding because the tiny bit that he could climb was so small that I probably could have climbed that high.

Dad pretending to climb Diamond Tree

Dad pretending to climb Diamond Tree



We also went to The Four Aces (more trees), One Tree Bridge (a bridge made from a tree), Glenoran Pool (some water surrounded by trees) and King Jarrah Tree (a big tree) but there were too many stupid flies and they were biting all of us and Dad was swearing and Mum told Dad to stop swearing and I just kept trying to eat them but I couldn’t catch them. They were so irritating that we took a few quick photos and then ran back to the car.

The oldies sure like the big trees

The oldies sure like the big trees

It was such a hot day and I needed to cool down so we went to Big Brook Dam. I wasn’t allowed in the dam but I was just so hot that me and Dad jumped in. You can imagine what Mum’s reaction was seeing me in a dam that I wasn’t supposed to be in but it was too hot to listen to her. (And who listens to her anyway)

I look funny because I hate the texture of the metal

I look funny because I hate the texture of the metal

Family pic!

Family pic!

All the heat made Dad thirsty so we found (he sniffs them out) a brewery and we sat outside with all the bugs and Dad had some beer.

Dad looking like a German tourist

Dad looking like a German tourist

I realised on Wednesday why Mum and Dad were so nice to me yesterday and that's because they dumped me at doggy day care. I was stuck in a cage all day and it was hot and boring so I howled for most of the day. Meanwhile Mum and Dad got to enjoy the sunshine by driving down to Windy Harbour. They said it was very pretty and very windy. Then they went to King Trout and Marron Farm where finally Dad caught something!

The owner of the farm (who according to Mum was lovely and who had two really friendly dogs) said that they probably wouldn’t catch trout because it was too hot for the trout (little did the owner know that Dad can’t fish) but he said that they might be able to catch marron (freshwater crayfish) with the net but you had to position the net at the back of the marron because the marron moved backwards when they were trying to escape. So off they went to a shady bit of the lake and Dad was trying to catch fish and Mum was reading the paper and then Dad got bored after 5 minutes so he told Mum to hold onto the fishing line while he used the net to try and catch some marron. Mum held the rod and she felt something tugging so she started to reel the line in and then Dad goes 'oh my god you’ve caught a big marron' and then Mum shouted 'what?' and then because Mum is stupid she dropped the line back in and so the marron escaped!

So then they were both on the hunt for marron and Mum had the net in her hand ready to catch one and then she saw a big one but she was too scared to get it so she handed the net to Dad and he got it! 'It’s about time you caught something decent,' Mum said. Then Dad managed to catch two more but there weren't as big as the first one.

Dad not looking like he knows what he's doing

Dad not looking like he knows what he's doing

Mum looking like an expert

Mum looking like an expert

Yummy marron

Yummy marron

Dad cooked the marron on the BBQ and they were both happy. Mum managed to drop some of hers on the floor so I got to eat some too. Yeah, it was pretty good I must admit.

Posted by fegrech 04:54 Archived in Australia Tagged australia western

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