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THE WALLABY TRACK WITH LIONEL MUSSELL

YEMMY ’ S STORY – PART 4

LIONEL ’ S MOTORHOME , YEMMY , CONTINUES RECOUNTING ITS ADVENTURES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA …

After a few relaxing days at Cape Le Grand National Park , WA , Lionel and I headed for the seaside town of Esperance and the sea was the most beautiful blue . We drove to the top of a lookout with views over the bay – even from my spot in the parking bay the outlook was great .
We continued along the coast to Albany – another nice town with what Lionel said was a history of whaling . I sat in the carpark outside the old whaling station while he went in to see how they caught and slaughtered the whales in the old days . He didn ’ t like what he saw and was in a bad mood for the rest of the day .
Did I mention that Lionel talks to me sometimes as we drive along ? He ’ s a bit strange because he talks to dogs and other animals we pass by and even asks crows if they are enjoying their breakfast when we come across them eating road kill . He makes sure my wheels don ’ t run over the remains of roos as that would make a smelly mess underneath me .
He even talks to ‘ Tom ’ – his Tom Tom GPS – sometimes ! He used to have a girl ’ s voice in there and I once heard him tell her “ don ’ t get your knickers in a knot !” when she kept telling him to go a different way . He changed the voice to a man after that .
Lionel decided we should meander up the coast to Geraldton for a few days and we took the new Indian Ocean Drive with its lovely coastal views .
We stayed in a caravan park in Geraldton and Lionel was moaning about the poor internet coverage . He had to run a board meeting of the Australian Caravan Club on the computer that night and to try to get a better connection he put his modem up on my roof . Even then it was no good so he abandoned the meeting and went for a walk .
He went to bed and soon afterwards a huge storm broke and rain drummed on my roof . The modem was still up there and of course the water ruined it . Lionel was not pleased !
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