Thursday, 31 March 2011

Monkey Mia dolphins

Went to see the dolphins at famous Monkey Mia. It was nice but as one would expect very touristy. The same school of dolphins come in to shore 2-3 times a day to be fed and a lucky few get chosen to give a fish to a dolphin. We must have looked special or something as we both got picked from the crowd. Well, it was over in a matter of seconds but still a fun thing to have done.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Whalebone Beach, Shark Bay

In Shark Bay we camped on a beautiful beach called Whalebone, which we had to ourselves for an entire week. We set up camp literally a few metres from the water. There were heaps of rays swimming in the shallows and every afternoon at exactly the same time a turtle would pop its head up to say hello!
It felt a bit like we were on a desserted island and best of all, it was free! It was sad to leave but the thought of all the beautiful places we have yet to see spurred us on.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hamelin Pool

Stayed at Hamelin Homestead for the night. We were the only ones there. It was extremely hot and there were flies and grashoppers everywhere in plague like dimensions! We literally had to run from your tent to the toilet as kamikaze grashoppers would bombard us from all directions!
We also had the doubtful pleasure of meeting the caretaker of the homestead who went on a bit of a rant about ' greenies' whom he described as 'bastard dogs'! He also moaned about animal activists trying to stop the live exports and a few racist slurs also entered the one way conversation. We suspect he might have seen Mark's 'Stop Factory Farming' sticker on his panniers and felt the need to have a moan. We didn't feel like wasting our energy arguing with him as our arguments would have fallen on deaf ears.
We also went to the nearby Stromolites which are fossilised micro-organisms and they are some of the most ancient records of life on earth.

Friday, 25 March 2011


Kalbarri is a nice little spot with some beautiful beaches and surroundings. Rode out to the gorges which are pretty spectacular.

Nature's Window

Friday, 18 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Pinnacles

It was so hot here and so many flies so we didn't stay long. But impressive nonetheless.

Wedge Island

Our very first night camping at Wedge Island, 160 km's north of Perth.
Very hot ride from Perth to here and feeling pretty knackered. It had been a pretty hectic exit from Perth as in usual style we left things to the last minute! Mark even got some last minute accessories fitted on our way out of the city! Wedge Island is a sort of shanty town/fishing village and resembles a scene out of Mad Max! We set up camp next to and old shack on the beach and watched the sun set into a glorious red sky.