09.04.2012 - 14.04.2012
On our way to Margaret River we spent the day exploring Pemberton and Gloucester NP. The park is known for its Karri trees, some of the tallest in the world. Brad climbed the Bi-centennial tree, the viewing platform 60m up - slightly unnerving for both of us!
By late afternoon we hit Happy Valley campsite, our home for the coming week about 10kms out of town near Stella Bella winery.
One of the first things we noticed was the aftermath of the bushfires from late last year. The heat must have been so intense!
We hired an extra kayak and headed up Margaret River itself. You can see from the ridge more burnt tree line... Would rather not talk about our fishing efforts here.
There was lots to explore around the south west tip, one of our highlights was a day trip starting in Augusta; where the Indian and Southern oceans meet...
... From the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse we headed to Jewel cave...
...Then a crawl back up the coast stopping for a picnic on Hamelin Bay; shared with a pod of dolphins who looked to be joining us for a feed as well.
We stayed in Margaret River longer than expected, what a beautiful place. Leaving we came across a curious local..
Next stop is Perth where we plan to stay for a few weeks with Jens cousin and work with the Edmund Rice Centre in Mirrabooka.