This morning we had breakfast overlooking 80 mile beach. Then we packed our home and set out for our drive to Port Headland. The passing landscape is forever changing.
When we arrived in Port Headland we went straight to the visitor centre to find out what tours were available. The only one today was the salt mine tour so we booked that and then went and had lunch in a train carriage! They have lots of interesting sculptures and murals in town.
We were driven out to the salt mine site by our guide who was also informative about some of the Aboriginal groups and customs in the area and the wildlife.
The salt mine, ponds were huge. There are 0 -8 ponds and as you go through each pond the remaining water gets Saltier! We saw huge fish in the 1st pond, waiting at the pump for the new water to be pumped in. Also a shark!
We had afternoon tea overlooking the ponds and observing some of the birds which have started migrating back!
Unfortunately they were not harvesting any salt today and so the machinery was not going. We ended the tour where the salt is loaded onto boats and were given a packet of their best salt. Normally this is shipped overseas for use in manufacturing products, not eating!
After our tour we drove along the edge of the port to our caravan park for the night. Once we were set up we wandered down to the beach and over to pretty pool. The tide was out and it wasn't inviting to swim so we wandered and played on the sand before heading back to our van.