Summary of time at Busselton
Historically both the French and Australian Governments have recognised the enormous contribution Baudin made to scientific world of the day. The Western Australian coastline is littered with French names as per Baudin in the early 1800s. Photo is of head of Baudin.
Geologically the Geographe Bay is extremely shallow which meant the jetty had to be built 1.8 km to find water deep enough for the vessels of the day.
Historically the main produce out of Busselton has been timber - for example Jarrah was used to line the London underground. Port facilities are now further north at Bunbury.
Derek and I have used the week here to just rest and recover. Our time clocks have taken all week to adjust to WA standard time so we've done at least three walks along the beach at about 6am along with the many dogs and their owners.
We drove out to Cape Naturaliste to have a look at the lighthouse, popped into various bays for a look and discovered some very tasty cheeses. We also did the usual tourist activity of going down the underwater observatory at the end of the jetty. Coral growing on jetty pylons was completely unexpected.
And we found a great café Equinox down by the foreshore so we have frequented their establishment. See albums for more pics.