Fortescue Falls in Dales Gorge. This is our last afternoon in Karijini and everyone is feeling very tired after many big walks. This place is now on our highlights list, we just loved it, so beautiful.
Friday, May 21, 2010
This is our walk down Weano Gorge to Handrail pool. We had to use this handrail to get down and then it just went to a rope at the end. As you can see in the background, Lucy is getting a bit of help. So many people said the girls wouldn't be able to do this, but we knew otherwise!! Go Girls!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Driving into Karijini National Park was spectacular. We had to go on a bit of dirt and some of it was so rough and corrugated we thought we would shake the ute and caravan to bits. We made it safely though without even a flat tyre. The red earth is just amazing, it gets into everything!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This was our absolute favourite snorkelling place- Oyster Stacks in Ningaloo Marine Park. We thought Coral Bay was good, but this place blew us away. The was a huge variety of fish, all shapes and sizes with the most spectacular colours!!! We all couldn't get enough of seeing this amazing underwater world.
There are emus all around Exmouth. We were told that when all the US Navy people lived here they had an Australian animal park. When they left, they just opened up the gates and let all the animals out. Most of them took off, but the emus stayed around town and have been here ever since. True story!!
From Coral Bay, we kept driving up the coast to Exmouth. We met up with a contact from friends of ours (thanks Martin and Kylie). He's the Anglican minister here in Exmouth. He showed us around the new church which is just about finished being built. He even had a place where we could park our van. We ended up staying in Exmouth for more than a week. We met some great people and really enjoyed our stay here.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Coral Bay was just beautiful. It was like a little tropical island. It was in the middle of nowhere and the bay consisted of 2 caravan parks and a resort. It seemed to be a popular holiday spot for people from the south west. There was nothing to do except enjoy the beach (what a shame....poor us!!!)
Each afternoon they have snapper feeding at the beach. The girls enjoyed seeing these huge fish up close. They would swim all around your legs and even through them! Lucy preferred the safety of her dads hips and kept her feet well away from the water!! The girls enjoyed it so much we went everyday that we were there.
We went for a walk in Kalbarri National Park down to the river. There was noone around and it was getting very hot so we decided to go for a swim. It was very refreshing but the water had a bit of a smell to it. For the rest of the day I could smell a 'swampy' smell on my skin!!