After stopping in Geraldton to post a few things home, we headed to Cervantes. This would be our final night camping, as the weather forecasted heavy rain for the next few days.
After setting up the tent, I persuaded David that we should drive to the Pinnacles. It turned that we had missed sunset, so we drove around in the dusk until it got too dark.
It turned out to be a good thing, as shortly after we woke up the next morning the rain started.....
We just about got the tent packed in time, but it wasn't completely dry.
After sheltering the initial shower in the car, we retreated to the camp kitchen for a while.
Red sky in the morning.....
The Oncoming Storm
And the rain
Whilst sheltering, we got talking to a couple that told us that they were heading to monastic town of New Norcia. As it was on the way back to Perth we decided to do the same.
New Norcia is Australia's only monastic town. It was established by a Benedictine monk (Rosendo Salvado) in 1847 as a mission for the local Aboriginal People.
There was a town tour available, but because of the weather we just explored the museum and art gallery.
After experiencing rush hour with heavy rain in Perth, we reached our accommodation for the next couple of nights. The former Fremantle Prison was converted into a youth hostel, allowing you to stay in prison!
Until Next Time!
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