Coral Bay fizzled out

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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Saturday, October 6, 2012

Before leaving Exmouth I ventured out to the lighthouse which dates back to 1912 on the odd chance I might see some migrating whales...no luck. But nonetheless a magical sight, nothing but ocean as far as the eye could see...made my day.
There is an enormous amount of history as well, like the WW11 relic of the RAAF air warining radar station, the SS Mildura that struck a reef of the North West Cape, the anchor in the photo is off  that ship, The plane spotters, their purpose was to provide warning of Japanese air attacks, the European History of the Cape, the ongoing search for oil, Migrating Monsters and Massive Mantas and others you can see and read from my photos.
To my great surprise as I was driving back I saw an Emu, so I stopped, backed up and took a photo, and an even greater surprise, Mum was out with her chicks...I guess Dad was home preparing lunch...

Decided against letting the dogs out for a romp on the sand this time, thought I'd wait for Coral Bay another couple of hours down the track.
Along the way I was astounded by the number of termite hills there were adorning the landscape, in every direction there were hundreds of them, all shapes and sizes popping out of the ground. incredible phenomenon.
Finally arrived at Coral Bay, all along the way I wasn't getting any reception from my super duper "Telstra work anywhere phone" and couldn't call to find out if there were any sites available...and knew I should have trusted my gut instinct...one night at $38, no thanks. The park was crammed like sardines in a can and I politely refused her offer and decided to soldier on...to where I wasn't quite sure? OH! And the woman I spoke to a couple of days ago who told me there are no shops...wrong! They have a pub, super market and a bakery, just to name a few.

Picked up a hitch-hiker, problem was, he didn't talk much, just sat there, holding on for grim death, he was rather weird looking too so I decided to take of photo of him, knowing full well he wouldn't mind. Thing was I wasn't sure exactly what I had taken on...was it a cricket or some sort of weird flying minature prawn??? Whatever it was it stayed glued to the wiper for hours...that's fortitude!

Then the sign: Tropic of Capricorn
Whooo! I crossed the Tropic of Capricorn and nothing happened, I didn't turn green or purple so  on to Carnarvon for a couple of days to "chill out".
 
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