Having mistakenly watched the film Wolf Creek (I’m really not one for a scary/gory film), the idea of the outback scared me a little bit – If you’re planning a trip to the outback any time soon I strongly suggest not watching this film! Fortunately our journey was just great fun!
We stayed at a little ranch and were greeted with the offer of chowing down on some Mystery Meat. Not being one to shy away from things I happily accepted to try and it turned out it was nothing more than goat! After a delicious BBQ (not goat), we got down to learning how to crack whips alongside some drinks.
Of course no ranch visit is complete without a go on a rodeo bull! I quickly realised I had completely underestimated how difficult it was…
The next day we took the opportunity to get to know some of the ranch’s creatures. Hopping on the back of a very stubborn horse I was off to help round up some goats. Once this was done it was time to test our lasso skills! – Mine were lacking, I may be a country girl but I’m not quite a farm girl!
|This little girl lived on the ranch and was a great shooter!|
Having had a great day on the ranch it was time to move further up coast. Our next stop was the town of 1770/Agnes Water where I turned Biker Chick. We had learnt from other backpackers along route that the reason to stop here was to take part in a Scooterroo tour. I donned my leather jacket, fake tattoos and helmet and rode the motor in style. Although we didn’t spot many kangaroos on the trip, once I had learnt how to turn corners, I had a blast. The journey takes you to a great harbour spot where some food is waiting for you, before heading back to camp. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone!
After a fantastic three weeks I had fallen even deeper in love with Australia but the best was still to come!
August 15, 2013