A Travellerspoint blog

April 2021

Grugs Aussie Cousins

As a kid I had a book about Grug and honestly it’s all I can think of when I see these any hills.


Was a tad misty this morning.


Today had a are we there yet theme as I drove from Exmouth to Denham, it’s a long road and there can’t be a camper van, camper, caravan, boat, kayak.... left in Perth cause they’re all heading north. Anyway I eventually made it to Shark Bay where it seems the ocean & the sky blend into one another.

I did the usual tourist selfies {insert eye roll but it did help break up the journey}



There was a stop at shell beach which was pretty cool.




Now I think I’ll pour myself a drink & relax in my little hideaway.


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What Happened To The Big Prawn???

So on the tourist map I picked up at the tourist information it mentions the big prawn I’ve been driving round for days wondering where this big prawn is. Well today I found it well I found it’s base, someone was obviously hungry & took it away, I’ve been driving past it all week!!!!


As usual I was wide awake before the sun woke up but how nice is it to lay in bed & watch it rise whilst reading my book, now If I could just get a coffee delivery I’ld be happy.


Whilst been the laziest person this morning (I had no where to be ok) I saw my pics from the whale shark swim had been loaded, so many amazing pic but here’s one of a whale shark & I’m in the other two (so planned on doing thumbs up or ok but I dunno I was caught up in the moment.




Decided since I was going to be lazy I would treat myself to breakfast, cause you know juice boxes & breakfast biscuits create a lot of dishes. Followed by a wander through the shops, my favourite Gallery 6707 & if you’ve got a spare $2,500 ild love the turtle photo, thanks.

There was a couple of beaches close to town I hadn’t yet explored so I packed my bathers & towel and headed out, practically had the place to myself so I had a few dips & laid on the sand with my book.


Washed the sand off in an almost deserted caravan park pool, I discovered the pool by the gate is more adults only & not as busy = perfect the one closest to me always seems to be packed.


Last stop other than you know the adult stuff of fuel, shopping, washing, etc was the Aquarium, not so much aquarium as museum. There were a few tanks, another amazing photo display & some information. I decided since I slept through cyclone Seroja ild have a go at cyclone Vance.




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Beach Hopping

So a quick stop at visitors centre & next thing I knew I was heading towards Yardie Creek on the North West Cape.

Stop one was Yardie Creek, I couldn’t book the boat tour but I did the hike well the grade 1 hike & part of the grade 4 hike until I realised how sore I was from yesterday & how if I made it down & up that creek crossing I wasn’t sure I’ld make it on the return trek plus its was hot & humid.


And what do you do on the hour & half journey back to town stretch it out to 6 hours. Basically I went beach hoping, stopped in at most places, sometimes I just drove in the car park & others I went for a paddle.


Ready for beach spam I narrowed it down to my favs






I ended up pulling into a random little beach at sunset, great decision I ended up with a whole beach to myself well except my little turtle friends who every so often would pop up to check on me (more beach spam)



There’s a turtle in this one


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Gentle Giants

Today I swam with whale sharks, that is all, that’s all I have to say ... hahaha. Ok really I was awake early with nerves so got to watch the sun rise


There was a bus & tender ride to get to our boat but once aboard we speed off to have a practice snorkel in the lagoon before powering out to the other side of the reef. Not long after been out there the spotter plane alerted us of the first whale shark...false alarm but it was only minutes later & we were ready to go. My first swim all I got was glimpse but I had 5 swims all up & one was just amazing, words cannot describe how it is to swim with gentle giants. They move fast & you tire of kicking to keep up, while avoiding the other 9 people in the water with you. In total we swam with 3 different whale sharks ranging from 5-7m. To finish it off we had a snorkel on the outer reef which was pretty cool. There is photos to come but the girl onboard who takes them will edit them & needs a few days, in the mean time here’s me enjoying my bubbles at the end


While fighting the mozzies, the stars put on a good display


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On The Road Again, Just Couldn’t Wait To Get On The Road...

So the time came to leave the comfort of Carnarvon & head further north, I felt I had seen all I wanted to see.

I ducked into Coral Bay for lunch and a swim, I even went out so my shoulders were under water so nice.



Pretty unexciting drive, bit of roadworks & Exmouth seems busier than Carnarvon but here I am all settled, enjoying cocktail hour for the next few days.



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