Albany, Esperance and Perth
Trip Start Nov 01, 2005
23Trip End Apr 10, 2006
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After a great time at Moombaki, we headed east along the coast.
First stop was Albany (pronouced Al-benny, not All-benny) [Why do Australians change the pronunciation of everything? - Amanda], where we visited "Whale World"
Onwards to somewhere a little happier - Esperance. Gorgeous white sandy beaches, little coves and lagoons, and Sammy the Sealion. Sammy seemed to live under the jetty across the road from our beachside hotel, and happily ate anything the fishermen would throw him. Very cute.
Unfortunately, the weather was quite overcast, and the water really cold, so no beach swimming. *sigh*
After a couple of days in Esperance, we took the long drive back to Perth - 500km through scrubby bushland. The highlight of this drive was nearly right in the middle of the drive - the iconic Wave Rock. I was very impressed, probably because many people had said it was a disappointment, so I didn't have high expectations
We arrived in Fremantle just in time to see the sun set over the ocean, exhausted after such a long drive but happy to be back by the coast.
We spent a lazy day pootling around the markets in Fremantle, and ended up at Little Creatures, a brewery on the harbour which makes some great hoppy ales, and serves scrummy chilli mussels. A very nice evening to leave Western Australia on.
We returned the car, after driving a total of 2600 kilometres.
Tomorrow we fly to Alice Spring, where it says it's currently 37 degrees. Hmm. Quite warm. I hope we have air-conditioning.