Dolphins and Blowholes
Trip Start Aug 15, 2006
159Trip End May 27, 2008
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Thursday we headed back north slightly to check out a big blowhole nearby - it certainly was massive and many people have been swept away by the waves there. Just to the left was a bay we'd been told was great for snorkeling - it was a pretty cold day but I took the plunge and had a good look around. It was quite nice and full of hundreds of clams, nice corals and a few pretty fish.
We then headed to Shark Bay area and stopped off to see the stromatalites, the world's oldest living organism - looked like a bunch of rocks and nothing much to look at but pretty important to the development of mankind.....
Stopped at shell beach which was just that - a beach made out of shells, again not that spectacular but made for some nice photos. Got to Monkey Mia that evening (resort where you feed dolphins) and headed down to the pier at night to see what we could spot. Low and behold we were lucky enough to see a few dolphins there and I was quite excited to see a cuttlefish that was attracted to the light from my headtorch shining in the water.
Today I got up early and headed off on a marked wildlife walk - scared some kangaroos (actually they made me jump first as I hadn't noticed them in the bushes right next to me) but didn't see anything else. Went to the beach with the hordes to watch the dolphin feeding - only a select few actually get to feed the dolphins but I wasn't all that bothered as I later got in the water (freezing!) for a swim and was lucky enough to have a dolphin swim right under me.
This afternoon we drove to Kalbarri which is a nice little fishing town, sorted out a campsite and cooked some food. Ran into a couple we'd met in Monkey Mia and watched a movie in the kitchen with them (Save the Last Dance).