Next day after finding accommodation in Bunbury we headed off to Busselton where we caught a train out on the jetty which is nearly two kilometres long. At the end of the jetty is an underwater observatory where you can go down three levels. It was fascinating to see such a variety of fish and the colours of those animals clinging to the old jetty pylons.
We then headed to Cape Naturaliste where we walked out onto the headland near the lighthouse. Looking out to sea we could see whales playing but they were too far away to take photos. Miss W is thinking we might go on a whale watch boat in Albany later this week.
Down past Yallingup to see all the wineries near Margaret River. No, Miss W is driving so we didn’t do any tasting! We went out to the coast at Prevelly to see the mouth of the river. It was great to watch the surfers on the swell at the rocks but they were all using paraglides instead of normal surfing. The actual mouth of the river was about the size of the creek at Seven Mile Beach – very small indeed.
On to Augusta, where we headed out to Cape Leeuwin which is where two oceans meet – the Southern and the Indian. Took a photo there – wonder if anyone could give me the latitude and longitude of the lighthouse there? We were warned about staying on the paths in the area as they had recently seen tiger snakes hanging around. I stayed in Miss W’s pack – I don’t want to be eaten by a snake.
Heading back to Bunbury we went via Nannup which was advertised as a very floral type town, but when we got there, we couldn’t see much of a display in the streets at all. Just a normal every day town. We took a photo of a road named after Miss W and Sue Waters – yes it was called Sues Road!!
Have you ever been paragliding or surfing on big swells? Leave a comment about your experience.