Thursday 26th - Friday 27th May 2011
Days 56 - 57 - Having fun in Denham.
Thursday 26th May
Day 56 - Visiting Monkey Mia and Ocean Park Aquarium.
A mild night, I only used my blankets, but I could have used my sleepingbag before dawn, but didn't so I was cool.
As you may remember or I didn't tell you, we have been having a battery problem, while driving it has been cutting out and turning the fridge off.
Anyway, last night while watching TV, the 12 volt system turned completely off, as the batteries had dropped to about 11 volts, so our battery
protector (Motormate) turned off the 12volts, our battery charger (C-tek) throw a hobbly and went to FAULT mode and refused to charge. A slight dilemma,
I found out that the fridge will not work on Gas, if you do not have 12v to activate the circuit board. By turning off everything that ran on 12volts, I
received enough power for the fridge to work overnight. So with Marg's insistence, we called into a battery man at Denham this morning and told him
of our problem, he said that he would come out at 2pm to check out the fiver. David arrived about 2:30pm and after a phone call to Trailblazers, between
themselves, they worked out a plan of attack. At present, we have a temporary fix and on Saturday morning, as we leave Denham, we are meeting David
at his factory, so he can complete his wiring job.
We left David and continued onto Monkey Mia, arriving about 11:30am, and were told by the lady at the gate that the dolphins had been fed and will not be
back until tomorrow. So we walked around Monkey Mia, nothing startling, and then drove to Ocean Park Aquarium at Shark Bay. This place was brilliant,
cost $15 each, and you just joined the current tour and got off whenever you wanted too. For example, when we arrived they were at tank 3 and then we
stayed until we got back to tank 3, there are approx 10 tanks in total. The tour guide, Will, was brilliant and extremely knowledgeable. We had lunch
at Ocean Park cafe sitting on the balcony looking out across Shark Bay. Life does not get much better than that.
We got back to camp about 1:45pm and waited for David to arrive, which he did. While David was here, a traveller came upto us and introduced himself
to us, it was Brian a fellow forum member of rvtravelau forum. After David left, Marg and I walked all of 50 meters down to the beach and collected shells.
Very nice shells. It was so romantic, well maybe not romantic, but it was still nice walking along the beach.
Tomorrow, we hope to be back at Monkey Mia (about 25kms from Denham) for the 7:45am feeding and then off to Shell Beach (about 45kms from Denham).
Ocean Park Aquarium photos here.