Eagle Bay

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  • Day79

    Meelup Bay, Eagle Bay, Cape Naturaliste

    February 17 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Our next stop was just a short drive away, Meelup Bay! (1. Picture)
    Just another paradise beach!
    Here we stopped only for a short look around and went then to Eagle Bay, also only a short drive away! (2.+3. picture)
    Here Kara went for a swim. I stayed out of the water of course!
    After Kata had here swim and a short break at the beach we went up to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.
    We stooped at a lookout for a nice view one a bay. (4. picture)
    Here in Australia you obviously always need to pay an entry fee to see a lighthouse up close. We didn't want to pay for it and just took a short walk around the area and got anyway a nice view of the lighthouse!
    After that, we were back on the road to the last point on our to-do list, Canal Rock!
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  • Day72

    Eagle Bay

    January 24 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Für eine kurze Abkühlung fahren wir zu Eagle Bay und, wie wir es fast schon gewohnt sind, erwartet uns ein atemberaubender Strand. Das Wasser ist kristallklar, türkis und der Sand fast weiß.

  • Day20

    Mammoth Cave und Eagle Bay

    January 4, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Heute Vormittag sind wir mal auf Höhlenerkundungstour gegangen. Und zwar in die Mammoth Cave. Sehr warsten Sinne bei ca. 12 Grad.
    Danach ging es zum Eagle Bay. Was für ein schöner Strand! 🏖

  • Day151

    Eagel Bay

    January 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Unseren letzten Stop am ersten Tag machten wir in Eagel Bay. Das ist einer der schönsten (Top 10) Strände in Australien. Wir hatten tolles Wetter, das Wasser war klar und still und der Strand weit. Toller Abschluss des ersten Tages!Read more

  • Day22

    Leeuwin Naturalist National Park

    September 28, 2018 in Australia

    Went to the Leeuwin Light House, the tallest mainland lighthouse at the most south westerly tip of Australia. Mick and I took a selfie standing at the tip. Walked up to the top of the lighthouse, spectacular views. It was easier to see where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet from the top.Read more

  • Day24

    Cape Naturalist

    September 30, 2018 in Australia

    Went to Cape Naturaliste today, toured the lighthouse, only 20m high, but because of the cliff it stands on, 160m above sea level. Saw the extremely small light globe that had just been removed and replaced with LED. The light globe was magnified 860 times by the prism in the lighthouse. Learned of the hard and dirty work of the previous lighthouse keepers, 3 of them worked 4 hour shifts through the night. Taking enough kerosene to last the four hours, lighting the wick, all the ash and fumes from the light would spill into that tiny space just below the light. There were air vents all around and once they determined which way the wind was blowing, would open appropriate vents to enable some fresh air to come in and blow out all the smoke and ash.
    The head lightkeepers wife was responsible for ordering all the supplies which would arrive each fortnight by ship. She would take a horse and dray to go and collect them. There was no medical assistance for birthing their children and the head lightkeepers wife would also be responsible for schooling all the children. A very hard life.
    The lighthouse was built in 1902 and the houses for the lightkeepers families were finished in 1903. In 1907 the town of Dunsborough sprouted up to support the lighthouse.
    We visited the town of Dunsborough, a much bigger town than we thought. Reminded us a lot of Lorne with its expensive clothes and beach/surf type shops. Had a very nice coffee and home made pie, vegetable for me, chorizo for Mick and bought some local produce whilst there, olives and bread.
    Too tired to do the planned tour of Lake Cave so came back to camp, did some cleaning up and restacking of the car, ready for our attempt to fit in the new camp beds when we leave tomorrow.
    New camp beds are very comfortable and a lot warmer, hadn’t realised just how much colder the air mattress had made it. Mick woke up and was able to move, unlike the previous two days where the deflating air mattress had caused considerable back pain.
    On to Busselton tomorrow to visit the port and underwater viewing, then to the thrombolites.
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