Hutt River Province & Port Dennison / Dongara 7th May
Before we headed out of Kalbari we tried the Pelican Feed again and it was looking bad. Again, the Pelican Feeder came to the end of his speech and the Pelicans were a no show. But as luck would have it, 12 ended up flying in, more to show their faces than to have a feed.
We set off back south to the Hutt River Province stopping at various beautiful look-out points along the way. Just the give you a little bit more information about Hutt River. Hutt River Province is a country independent to Australia about the size of Andorra / Hong Kong. It has 13,000 citizens but only 30 residents. The country was formed when farmer Leonard Casley, appalled by new government quotas on wheat production found a loophole in the law and for more than 30 years, has succeeded in running his own principality. He is now known as HRH Prince Leonard and lives with his princess Shirley.
After going down a dirt road for around 40km, we entered the small farm and were personally met by the now aged Prince Leonard. He stamped our entrance visas, showing us the authenticity marks that our passports have under UV light, he then took us out and showed us round his estate. It was a very surreal experience and we we're all well chuffed about talking to a Prince! (See pics).
On the way down to Dongara / Port Dennison, we viewed the Hutt Lagoon which is very pink due to the high concentration of salt levels, stopped by Port Gregory and Northampton looking for food and eventually arrived at our final destination. We were shown to a lovely cabin on the very front of the beach where we tried body boarding on the non-existent surf. After that failure, we chilled out and watched the lovely sunset from the veranda of our fantastic beach cabin.
Back to Perth tomorrow.