More tall trees and signs of a recent (2010) massive bushfire along the road and onto Hamelin Bay on the west coast in the Margaret River Tourist area.
We are in a caravan park in a state park (it's all state parks down here as far as I can see!) and it's right next to the beach. It seemed to be high tide every time we went down to the beach but it was a lovely beach that went forever with sharks (we didn't see them) dolphins and stingrays - huge stingrays that swam into shore chasing the fishing boats. We saw a few and then later there were 5 or 6 inshore and one was 5 meters long and 3 meters across - well that's what the (very nice) man said. Joseph thought they weren't quite that big, but big none-the-less. The sunset was spectacular … again!
Sunsets - too hard to call the winner!
We spent a slow day down at Augusta and the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse - the point where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean … except that Joseph (purveyor of all knowledge) says that there really isn't a Southern Ocean. I'm not sure whether to mention it to anybody because there will be quite a few signs that need to be changed if he's right!
Two days is enough here - nice as the beach is - and besides Joseph slipped on a rock on his NATURE hike tonight and sprained his wrist so tomorrow night will not be in a national park… NATURE can have a rest for a while …
|Western Ring-necked Parrot - eating a cob of corn I thin|