Road Trip - North - Perth to Exmouth
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Well we have been in Oz for about 2 weeks now and we are really getting into the swing of things round here - the sun, the beaches, the long long straight roads, barbies, we have even seen alive Kangaroo's at last (instead of the squished ones at the side of the road)!!
We are really enjoying living in our camper van called Fluff although it does get very hot at night... and during the day - actually its bloody hot here all the time! Its very easy to find a spot to park the van as there are caravan sites just about everywhere, all of which have free use of bbq's and we have been making the most of those - lots of steaks yum!
We set off from Perth on Jan 30th heading North and eventually arriving in Exmouth about a week or so later.
The next day we took a short drive to Jurian Bay. This is a tiny town not much bigger than Cervantes and it has a lovely beach and a little jetty and a couple of shops.
Our next stop was Dongara - Port Dennison. This is actually two towns which have got bigger and bigger and have now turned into one town. Its still tiny though. It has a lovely little marina and that is the towns main attraction. We stayed here for a night but for some reason it really smelt of eggs... time to move on!
We stopped off on our journey out of shark bay a couple of times, once at 'Ocean Park' which is a small aquarium that started off as a pink snapper farm but now has loads of different stuff living there! We got a guided tour from one of the marine biologists that works there and that was so good because he was really enthusiastic about the fish (most of them he had caught himself in shark bay) and you could ask him loads of questions.
Our next stop was a town called Carnavon on the way up to Coral Bay. The beach in Coral bay is beautiful and the water is so nice! There is also lots of coral there (hence the name!) to go snorkeling around. We spotted a turtle while we were snorkelling and lots of colourful fish and stuff.
We got to Exmouth and decided to explore the Cape Range national park and Ningaloo Reef. This is where we saw our first alive kangaroo's (in the park not in the reef!). In the town we saw lots of Emu's just walking around too! The coral at Ningaloo Reef was amazing! We snorkelled in a place called Turquoise bay which has a strong current that runs from one end of the beach to the other (and then out to sea) so you can get into the water then let the current take you over the coral to the other end! We even saw a shark! Can you believe that? A shark whilest snorkelling! I was so scared! It was massive!! Luckily it was just resting on the bottom and I don't think it saw us anyway... After a hard day on the beach we drove back into Exmouth town, parked Fluff in the caravan park and got down to organising some snags for the barbie.
Exmouth is as far North as we are going on our trip so its back down south towards Perth now!