Geraldton - denham
We set off from geraldton and took a massive detour to port gregory.. Someone had told me all their lakes we're bright pink. Now I didn't realise how much it was out the way (the maps here are liars!) but sure enough they we're right all the lakes there are bright pink, something to do with the salt water and lAke beds reacting was pretty cool. Port gregory i reckon maybe 50 people live there. I took a picture of the local fire station it looks like a garage! Filled up a little petrol as there's no station for another 400km or so they can charge what they want retro pumps as we'll!
From port gregory there's absolutely nothing around it so we had Togo back on ourselves a bit and we headed to kalbarri national park. Not even any water there so we we're prepared and stocked up. Nice and warm by the time we got there though. Beautiful views of coastal cliffs to drive along although it was much like the highway we'd been driving on all day. Long vast empty bright orange dirt and very hot!
Now I wanted to go see a thing called natures window but it was 50 km out the way and the temperature At the time was 51 degrees too hot to be hiking. Having my arm out the window felt like blowing a hot hair dryer on it!
So we carried on to a nice lookout point for some lunch before we kept driving.
Two bad things about WA- the heat and the flies. It was best to sit in the car with the air con on!
From there we drove along the shark bay world heritage drive all the way to denham!
Beautiful drive in..could see the bright blue Indian ocean the whole way Along. Took some photos, the town of denham again very small no one around but we really liked it. We spent some time onthe foreshore sunbathing and brought our tickets for monkey Mia. It was so hot and there we're no public showers to use so we improvised.
Empty bottles of water filled in the public BBQ areas and we just showered outside mart even helped me wash my hair and took much pleasure in chucking water on my head.
We drove to a cliff top lookout to watch the sunset and managed to snap a good photo of a small roo in the road- sign the sun had gone down!
Now I've never quite seen a town so small that has so many "no camping - on the spot fine" signs everywhere. We parked up on a random patch of land after dark and stayed there the night I had a bad feeling so couldn't sleep a wink. Plus it was like an oven so with the windows open the flys came in.
As I hadn't slept I thought I'd let mart sleep a while longer as we hadnt been caught and I was awake. We normally leave places at 5:30 and got to the beach for a shower. 6am we'd just turned the car on to leave and the ranger turns up.
We tried to lie our way out of it but we didn't do it v we'll so admitted we'd slept there. Turns out he was rly nice and just didn't want us driving for another hour as there was so many kangaroos about Also told us not to sleep there again ha.