After our two days in the bush country around Northam, Western Australia, we returned to Perth and, after picking up our second hostess, headed south to the area around Margaret River, and the southwestern-most point in Australia. On the way, we refused to eat lunch at one roadside tourist shop and cafe because they were selling ostrich eggs labelled as emu eggs. How to tell the difference? Emu eggs are smaller than ostrich eggs. They're also a dark blue-black as opposed to the beige-white of an ostrich one. Truth in advertising, we said, and drove on to the next such establishment. We arrived in Dunsborough in the late afternoon, a bit too late for actually getting inside the lighthouse there.
The next morning, we headed further south, to Cape Leeuwin, the southwestern-most point, another lighthouse, and one of those cultural differences that made me smile. Cape Leeuwin is named for the Dutch ship that was the first to arrive here. It cost more than we wanted to pay to tour the lighthouse, plus we had other places to go and see, so this was as close as we got to it.
We then started visiting vineyards, the first time I'd ever done a "real" wine tasting. (Yes, I've drunk my share of wine, but never in the presence of someone who could describe things to me and help me know what all those high-falutin' wine adjectives mean.) Besides learning a bit of wine lingo, I learned what's going on here.
Our adventures the next day began with watching some surfers
The parody mentioned in the title of this post? Well, the Laurence Vineyard put up a sculpture that perhaps was intended to invoke the memory of Winged Victory.