October 20, 2003

Done

I sent back the DS50 to Ikelite this morning via FedEx and hope for a quick repair and as you can see I also uploaded some pics from the liveaboard. I also contacted DEPP to see what's going on about the camera flood claim as there is still no news after a month and I have had no replies to a couple of emails. I had a reply from the CEO as I put him in CC telling me he will look at it first time as he happens to be in the right office today. Good news as every communication with him has always be fruitful but I hate doing that.

I'm still a bit unsure about what to do here, first thing is that I need to get a guidebook . Amazingly there are loads of tour around here to visit the surroundings (and beyond) but they are incredibly pricey. I'm not sure that paying A$600 for 4-day to go to Monkey Mia and back to Perth is worth it... I will look into renting a car to move around as it obviously offer more flexibility and I'm not sure that the price will be much different....probably way more cheaper though. I have to compute that.

Oh by the way, internet here is A$4 / hour. It's fast though. Funny enough when asking several internet places to plug my laptop I had replies like: i'm not sure, it has been done before so you can probably do it, but I know nothing about all this, no.

 
Posted by stephane at October 20, 2003 07:44 AM
Comments

Cool, te voici enfin en Australie.
Je suis sûr que tu vas kiffer un max!!!
Renseignes toi sur le prix d'un tour des cars autour de l'australie (one way), bien moins cher que de louer une voiture. Tous ceux qui en ont loué une, ont eu des merdes avec dans le désert, ou sur des portions de route infinie...

La majorité des backpakers ont des service de navette, tu peux booker facilement à l'avance; EN plus, tu verras, vu que tout le mond efait le même voyage, dans un sens ou dans l'autre, ceux qui viennent à contre sens t'indiqueront les meilleures places.

Un très bon spot pour plonger, quand tu seras à l'EST (Arlie Beach) = Elisabeth reaf, un régal

Je continue à suivre ton voyage

@+

Posted by: Emeric on October 20, 2003 04:54 PM

j'ai deja mes vols pour aller sur l'est donc pas besoin de bus je cherche juste a me deplacer a droite a gauche, mais apparemment la voiture sera l'ideal.

A$250/semaine chez Avis (les 'budget rentals' backpackers c'est de l'arnaque, ca coute pas moins cher au final a moins de faire 50km/jour...).

Avis super utile d'un australien de Exmouth au backpacker. Ne pas aller sur Exmouth car y'a rien, faut pas s'arreter sur les Pinnacles parce qu'une fois qu'on les a vu en photo on les a vu... heuuuuu, ok, merci du conseil si t'en as d'autres comme ca garde les pour toi. A ce niveau la autant s'acheter un bouquin de photos et rester chez soi.

Posted by: stephane on October 21, 2003 01:20 AM

Surtout, surtout, surtout EVITE l'Oz Experience comme la peste bubonique.

Posted by: Maher on October 22, 2003 05:30 PM