Monkey, what Monkey?
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If you havenâ€™t heard of Monkey Mia before then itâ€™s famous for having a local population of dolphins that will come right up to the beach at certain times for feeding and interaction with the crowds. I remember that the last time it was very crowded with people pushing for the best spots, which considering Iâ€™d just spent 10 hours with my knees crushed against the seat in front didnâ€™t endear the place to me. This time Iâ€™ll be well rested* and ready with the sharp elbows.
Instead of doing our usual 10km hike up the beach we decided to just relax and have a swim. Whilst getting ready on the sand we saw a baby eagle ray just a metre or so from the edge of the water just casually swimming by, this was indeed a good place for marine life. You also could see the turtles near the jetty just surfacing for air before heading back down for more sea grass. I also saw something in the shallows that looked a cross between a ray and a shark, at the time I didnâ€™t quite know what it was but now I know it to be a Shovel Nosed Ray (still part of the shark family though!).
The Emu invasion didnâ€™t stop at Denham, they are very much part of the camp site and wonder around as if they own the placeâ€¦..all very sweet to see the large ones and the little infants.