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Shorts & Lilly White Legs

The suns out!!! I’ve got one tshirt on as opposed to two and a jumper.

After I little bit of a lazy start I hit the road out of town to Two Peoples Bay. I stopped off at the visitors centre where I ended up walking one of the trails (no hat, no camera, no water) lucky it was only a couple kilometres. But to my surprise I managed to see six enamel orchids & a leopard? Sun orchid so worth it (plus I didn’t want my body to get too used to flat ground just yet).

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Next stop … the whole purpose of today’s drive … Little Beach. WOW just love the colour of the water, bit too much wave action for me to run back up & put my bathers on but after the initial shock of the cool water I was happy to paddle.

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I detoured back to town via The Old Marron Farm for lunch, followed by Nanarup Beach, Ledge Beach, Ledge Point & Gull Rock.

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Now to relax before my afternoon walk on the beach.

Posted by ChristieA 07:11 Archived in Australia Tagged beaches road_trip beach australia western_australia Comments (1)

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!!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Posted by ChristieA 09:08 Archived in Australia Tagged beach western_australia aquarium Comments (0)

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.

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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.

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Ready for beach spam I narrowed it down to my favs

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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)

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There’s a turtle in this one

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Posted by ChristieA 11:42 Archived in Australia Tagged sunset road_trip beach australia lighthouse western_australia Comments (0)

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.

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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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Posted by ChristieA 09:30 Archived in Australia Tagged road_trip ocean beach adventure swim drive coral_bay Comments (0)

Woman should wear sports bras when visiting Fraser Island

Researching tours of Fraser Island & came across the tip that women should wear sports bras...well you know that properly wouldn't have been a bad idea and that was before we even got on to the barge to get to Fraser.

I fell in love with Fraser, it was an amazing day and can not thank the guys at Fraser Island Adventure Tours enough for a great day.

I thought for a while the most exciting wildlife I was going to see was a dead turtle (at least as we bounced past it I think it was a turtle) and a few washed up jelly fish. I was nearly able to say I wasn't eaten by a dingo cause I didn't see one but on our way back to barge there he was ... a dingo!!!! I could deal with missing whales & dolphins but I really wanted to see a dingo.

We took a dip at the stunning (actually the whole island was stunning) Lake Birtabeen. Had the best tour lunch, a BBQ & wine at Central Station. Marvelled at the Maheno shipwreck. Admired the Pinnacles (nothing like the WA ones). And back for a dip at Eli Creek.

By my watch we've done 26534 steps or 18.7km pretty sure I've only done about 6000 steps if I'm lucky.

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Now we're winding our way up to Bundy for the weekend

Posted by ChristieA 23:24 Archived in Australia Tagged beach tour shipwreck queensland fraserisland Comments (0)

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