On the road to Exmouth we free camped by the river with camping "serenity" and with our own Darryl Kerrigan (aka Pops). The river red gums and paper barks with lush grass, well fed cows and no neighbours was a welcome relief from caravan parks.
Justin and Alanna had a day on the Ningaloo Reef looking for whale sharks to swim with. The closest we came was the whale shark logo on the boat. We did see a never ending parade of whales beaching (I mean two hours of whales), dolphins, turtles, manta rays and a hammerhead shark from the boat. As well as an array of sealife while snorkelling... Before Justin was sea sick. Thanks to Nan and Pops for looking for the kids.
The communication towers at Exmouth are amazing - the only tower complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of seven that communicate with submarines. Old mate repairing the towers has a job for life.
We had a trip to the Yardie Gorge (Yardie is creek in the local Aboriginal language) with a sighting of endangered black footed rock wallabies and stopped by the SS Mandildra wreck which was used for bombing practice during WW2. Can't wait to come back!