Whale sharks and humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef

Whale shark day!!! Yeehaaaa. Up early (and excited) for a quick breaky and head up to the dive shop for a 7:45 start. Quick sorting out of wetsuits and fins and we were on the bus heading for the jetty. Off the jetty and onto the 57ft boat, 19 people in total on board, captain Andy the really nice, easy going sth african, deckhand Jimmy, the highly strung but super efficient Canadian, and the two swimmers, Kai the blonde haired kiwi girl and Timmy the Aussie rock star wannabe that plays guitar at weddings. There was also Ed, the English lad that would be the underwater videographer today, and a bloke I’ve taken note to make friends with in return for additional footage of us on the $50 DVD we’ll be buying from him at the end of the day. Continue reading

Shark Bay and Francois Peron National Park

Feeling refreshed after 3 nights in Kalbarri, we were ready to hit the road again. We said had a quick chat to our friends from the campsite north of Jurien Bay (young couple with the little boy and dog) who’d driven into the same caravan park the night before! Traded stories on where we’d been in between. As they have the dog they can’t go into any National Park, and I can’t help but to think that they are missing out on so much. Our best places have been deep in National Parks…

Perth to Kalbarri

We left Perth chasing warmer weather and sunny skies and we certainly found it. Not an hour after leaving Perth the skies cleared and the sun came out! Our first stop north of Perth was at Nambung National Park which is home to the Pinnacles. These limestone columns stand amongst the sand dunes, slowly exposed and eroded over time and now watch over landscape like sentries frozen in time.

The Pinnacles, Nambung NP, WA

South coast of WA to Perth

Coming off the Nullabor we were glad to see some beaches again. One of the first beaches we got to was Lucky Bay in Cape le Grand Natonal Park which was absolutely stunning! Apparently one of the whitest sand beaches in Australia and I believe it. Unfortunately by the time we pulled In the campsite was quite full and extremely windy so we headed into Esperance and setup at the more protected but far less scenic caravan park in town.

Lucky Bay, Cape le Grand

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Bendigo to a sheep farm

I had to remind myself where we left things with blog entries as it seems like forever ago that we made a post and we’ve done so much since, in reality it was only a week ago. Last we left things we’d just left the Great Ocean Road and were heading for Bendigo to see my sister Vanessa and her family. We made it to Bendigo no dramas and had a great stay with the Bakers. One of the days we did a trip into a place called Maldon and there happened to be an All British motorcycle rally on which suited this old school town brilliantly

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