Today has been a great day. Jen, Denver and Indya were heading into Exmouth to visit the Tourist Centre and discuss an online accomodation booking system that they offer. Col offered to come along in case there was any assistance he could provide when setting this up. Denver came over this morning to let us know they would be heading in about 10.30am and Col and I would meet them there at 11am. Col and I were almost ready to leave when Col noticed that Joss, one of the cows, had escaped her enclosure. The funny thing was she squeezed inbetween the caravan and the shed behind us, I have no idea how she fit through!! This was what I saw when I went to walk out the annex. Classic!! I took the photo standing in the doorway of the annex.
This was the short video that I took on my phone.
We didn’t have Denver’s mobile number to let him know that we had been delayed. We ran around and found John, the other Bush Camp Host, and he said he had some experience with cattle and would attempt to get her back to the enclosure. She was not happy about this at all. She had found some beautiful fresh green grass to eat and a big puddle of water to drink from and was thoroughly enjoying her freedom, running from place to place. As we were leaving we saw Joss the Cow angrily trying to push John away with her small horns, she wasn’t impressed at the thought of losing her new found freedom. She was very endearing.
When we told Jen that Joss had escaped she said that she has done this before and she sometimes rushes into peoples Annexes as she knows it is difficult to get her out so it buys her a bit more time! I was relieved that she didn’t wander into our Annex, but I think that was her plan except I was blocking the door. Too funny. The other two horses and the Bull were still in the enclosure, so we have no idea how Joss got out. Might have to change her name to Houdini.
We rushed to meet Denver, Jen and Indya at the Visitor Centre in Exmouth and Col went in to the meeting which all sounded prominsing. Afterwards we went in to look at the Museum and Art displays at the Visitor Centre. It really is a beautiful place and worth a visit if you are in town. They have done it really well and there are lots of interesting things for kids to do (and we adults also partook in some of the activities ) There was one big screen that looked like an underwater scene with fish swimming erratically in different directions. You can jump on a computer and make your own fish and then ‘release it into the ocean’ and you can see your fish swimming around on the screen. Very cute! and we all did our own. I even got a photo of Denver and Col both working on their pieces of art.
There is a military base just outside of Exmouth called Learmonth and this bus used to run between Exmouth and the Military base, taking the Soldiers to and from the town. You could sit in the bus and listen to a video on the history of Exmouth. I really wanted to do this but didn’t have enough time this visit. Col and I will hopefully go back next visit into town. They really have done the Museum and Art Exhibition really well.
Upstairs we found this guy, a huge Monitor Lizard! Hopefully the one hanging around our van is a little smaller!!
We also found a photo of the Stimson’s Python that Denver was telling us about, they are not venomous. I don’t really want to meet this guy in person though! Denver did tell us a funny story, a big Python got up on the deck near the Homestead and Jen and Denver quickly made a barricade of chairs and tables to block it from getting to the house and divert it down the stairs into the receiving room, which worked well. The snake slithered down the stairs and through the room and out the door. The unfortunate bit was that there were people at the door to check into the camp at the time! They decided not to stay hahaha. Can’t really blame them it was just bad timing.
We then went to the bakery and had lunch with Denver, Jen and Indya then Col and I did some shopping and errands. After that we headed to the library so I could upload the blogs for the past week.