The South East Coast of WA
12.11.2010 22 °C
The last couple of days there has been plenty to explore. We went inland 200km of highway one just to see Wave Rock. Yes it was worth it! It is near the town of Hyden, and this quaint little town caters for 130,000 tourist per year just to visit "The Wave". The rock is a spectacular granite formation reaching 15 m high, and thought to be in excess of 2,700 million years old.
We stayed the night back on Highway One at Ravensthorpe, where we left Big Bertha. The people in this area most be so board. They decorate everything and never through anything away. The town of Hyden and Ravensthorpe had everything reused. They make old toilets into flowerpots as well as TV's and engine parts are made into people. Art everywhere and it is quite quirky.
Next stop was Esperance. What a beautiful place, the beaches are fantastic, there are islands everywhere and the beaches have the whitest of sand. Rocks are plotted amongst the ocean and "Cape LeGrande National Park" is sensational.
Esperance has approx 10,500 residents. The max temp here is 22 degrees C and min is 12 degrees C. So we have to start wearing a few more clothes and cover up that fantastic sun tan of mine! I'm frightened no one I know is every going to see me with this great suntan...... The beaches are great to look at down here, but far too cold for this body to swim in. Anyway I'm sure there are heaps of sharks! Apparently the fishing is fantastic. We just buy fish, as Tony has no interest in fishing, maybe because he left the boat at home??? He said the fish we are buying is cheaper than buying bait anyway.
There is no shortage of photos here as I've taken so many.
We've stocked the pantry and fridge for a four day drive accross the Nullarbor. We probably wont be able to blog as we will be doing roadside stops and using bertha's shower and toilet. See you next in SA accross another boarder!