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Breakfast with the Dolphins

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Monkey Mia Resort

Monkey Mia Resort

Bottle nose dolphins have breakfast at 7.30am. We are staying at Denham which is at Shark Bay and Monkey Mia Resort is 20 km up the road. The resort is a lovely spot to stay at but because it is school holidays here it was all booked out. So we had breakfast with several dolphins and they all have names. There are 300 female dolphins than come in for a feed. Today only seven did. The resort has stopped feeding them so much so as they don't become dependent of the feed each day. They are only allows 4 fish each per day. They need 8 kilos of fish daily so they are given 20 % only.

Dolphins here for breakfast

Dolphins here for breakfast


We travelled down from Carnarvon and this is famous for the fresh produce farms especially tomatoes and bananas. The tomatoes are the best I've ever tasted. The wind blows a lot in this area and the freash water is scarce. Artesian water is supplied everywhere but it is salty and slimy. You do get use to it.

Tony having breakfast

Tony having breakfast

Carnarvon has a very old jetty that is one mile long. We walked this and where blown all the way. A little tram runs along it as well as it was an old shearing town and the wool was sent out to the ships to go to market in Perth. Also it was known as a fishing village as well.

tram on 1 mile jetty at Carnarvon

tram on 1 mile jetty at Carnarvon

end of jetty

end of jetty

Posted by anne.muld 01:34 Archived in Australia

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