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Ningaloo

The road to Ningaloo Station was a hard corrugated drive 50km off the highway; the greatest test for the van to date. Other than a 'D' shackle that had rattled off, the rig made it in one piece. Very slow going but well worth it once we arrived... Driving through the station we noticed that wild goats outnumbered the sheep!
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More spearfishing here along with more reef sharks! This time we teamed up - Jen in her kayak above me, ready to take the fish as soon as they were speared giving the sharks no chance. 
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The remoteness, warm weather and less restricted fishing attracts people to stay for long periods. Ken and Carol, our friendly neighbours were staying 4 months through winter (some couples stay up to 8 months a year!) They treated us like family. We were spoilt with fresh fish from the days catch, master chef quality dinners and one too many whiskeys. 
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Onto Cape Range National Park, our first booking and home for the week, a beautiful campsite in Osprey.
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We crossed paths as planned with Miki and Hadas. Great memories walking the Mundu Mundu Gorge together...
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... eating together...
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... fishing together... 
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...jamming together... 
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... and checking out more locals...
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So we know that roos come out at dusk but this place is ridiculous! Check out this video to see what we mean.

The black footed rock wallaby can only be found at Yardie Creek, Mundu Mundu Gorge and Esperence. Normally seen early mornings or late afternoons we were surprised to see them out in force around midday. Well camouflaged and smaller than expected.
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We saved the $100 p/p price tag for the Yardie Creek boat tour and headed on our kayaks first thing in the morning. Traveling through the gorge was a different experience to walking alongside it. So much more activity..

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At the top end of the range we were amazed to be sharing lunch with a Dugong,  slowly making its away along the sea grass bed.

We have been blown away by this place and leave with fond memories; soon it will be time to head out via Exmouth to Karijini NP. 

Posted by Jenandbrad 21:24 Archived in Australia Tagged wa

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Dugong!! Incredible!!!
Why didn't you go swim with it?

by Trent

I know about rough roads now...

by Mossy...

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