After a long day driving, unfortunately not the greatest way to spend Fathers Day for Ben, we arrived in Esperance and were very relieved, it looked beautiful, a good spot to spend a couple of relaxing days. We arrived in time to set up while the boys had a play at the old-school park (exactly what we used to play on as kids! So cool), then walk along the path around the bay and out along the pier to watch the sun set. The next day we woke when we woke then got organised on the scooters and scooted along the foreshore and spent some time at the parks. The weather was a perfect spring day, warm and sunny. The foreshore has been done up beautifully, with perfect lawns, pretty native gardens and seating all along the paths, plus some historical notes to read along the way. We spent most of the day riding right along to the end, to a skate park, and then back again. Once back to the van we jumped in the car and went for a drive out around the coastline, which blew our minds! It was so beautiful! The colour of the water was incredible and the coastline was stunning. Jack and Will had a swim at Twilight beach, voted the best beach in WA according to the brochure! It was quite cold so they didn't stay in too long. The next day we travelled about 70 k's out of town and around into Cape Le Grand National Park. We called in to Le Grand beach for a walk around the rocks and morning tea, it was a gorgeous spot, then drove on to Hellfire Bay. We weren't sure what to expect with that name but what we were met with was almost unbelievable. The little bay was the most stunning beach that we have EVER seen. The water was crystal clear and all shades of blue, the sand so white. We couldn't stop looking at it and we all just wanted to be IN it, surrounded by it, immersed in it. So of course, even though it was freezing, Ben and the boys went in, they couldn't help themselves. This place will be in my dreams for the rest of my life, it will be the place I go when people say "go to your happy place". Only, the water will be warm, lol! We stayed for a long time and had it mostly to ourselves, a few people came for a look, a walk, a quick swim and moved on. While Jack was in having a swim he saw something over by the rocks so we went to have a look and it was a huge seal coming up to have a lay about! He was beautiful, dark and sleek, but moved on in a hurry once we go too close. We had lunch and then drove on to another couple of spots, also beautiful. Thistle cove and Lucky Bay. Lucky Bay was having the campground extended and will be a great spot overlooking the bay in the future. It also had flushing toilets and showers, big bonus for a NP. Put it down on your list Mathew and Gemma Turnbull. The National Park, as you'd imagine, was pristine and a wondrous place to enjoy, the beaches extraordinary, definitely a place to put down on your list to visit and another one we'll come back to.......one day......