Jimmys broken car left us stuck in a tiny little fishing town in Shark Bay – Denham (top marker). Not the worst of places to be stuck in! Speaking of stuck, I (Elayna) actually had to do most of the work on the car at the mechanic when we were fixing the air bag suspension, as the dudes that ran the joint were so large neither of them could fit under the car and one ACTUALLY got stuck. This is no joke. I would have got the camera out to film the situation, but I think that would have been quite rude and I didn’t want to embarrass either of them as they were really nice guys.
So I had to climb under there, find serial numbers and describe car parts, what they looked like (they all looked the same and smelt like oil) but eventually we found the problem. Upon our 4WD’ing adventures on the sand, we hit a few bumps a little too hard and because the car had been extended and altered, this bump knocked a leaver that shouldn’t be able to be knocked. Anyway, it deflated the air bag suspension. They had to jack up the car, do a few things, fix the leaver and sh-banga-bang, the bag inflated again and we could be off.
In the meantime, we stayed a few days in our cute little purple shack. Made the most of the pub down the street (mostly Riley), watched a few AFL (Australian football league) games and made the most of being ‘stuck’.
We headed back down south towards Perth, stopping at the ‘Ocean Park Aquarium’ on our way out of Shark Bay to checkout some sea life… as the temperature of the ocean was too dam cold to see any sea life for ourselves. Stopped at the ‘Greenough Wildlife Park’, just outside Geraldton (my hometown). My parents used to take my siblings and I to this place when we were little. My aunty Debbie and Uncle Pete take us in for the night in Dongara. Cheers for that you two! A combination of that nice long shower, Petes garlic prawns for dinner and the new guest room bed were to die for. We also checked out the ‘Pinnacles’. Strange lookin things they are.
We get back to Perth and return Jimmys car. Start packing our things and get ready to head back to the other side of the world to La Vagabonde in Grenada. Yeeehaaa!
Hope you guys liked seeing a little of Western Australia through our eyes. I do love this place, and I’m very proud to call it home. It will always be ‘home’. But for now, La Vagabonde holds my home and heart!
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Love love love.