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  • Day136

    Tauche von Jetski us

    July 15, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Wiedrmal en MEEEGGGAAAA Tag gsi 😊 Chan au nöd jede sege, dasser vom Jetski us goge Tauche isch 😄 Kollege vom Kurt sind mitem Boot use und mir sind mitem Jetski gfolgt.
    Er het d'Fläschene am Endi vom Jetski befestiget und mer hend fest ghofft dases hebet, da es au sis ersti Mal vom Jet ski us gsi isch 😂 S'meer isch hüt seeeehr unruhig gsi 😅 riesigi Welle und mer isch echt schlecht worde 😨🤢 aber den hani plötzlich alles um mich ume vergesse, will mer en Buckelwal gseh hend - nödmal 100m vom Jetski entfernt 🐋😍 de ganzi Tag hemer öpe 8 verschiedeni Wal gseh 😊

    Nach 1h ufem Jetski und voll duregschüttlet simer endli am Reef ahcho 😄 gottefroh bini gsi will mit dene imensgrosse Welle isch mer scho biz mumlig gsi. Zum Glück sind Kollege vo ihm sehr erfahreni Taucher und hend de glichi Tauchgang en Tag vorher scho gmacht.
    Churz bevor mer abtaucht sind, hend die vom Boot es mulmigs Gfühl gha dass de Anker nöd würkli sitzt und s'Boot sich innert dene 10 Minute bereits verschobe het. Also isch de Tauchort für hüt nöd s'beste, will wäri na dumm wenn mer vom Tauche zruggchämted und euses Boot nüm da weri 😅😬

    Sind den 30km nördlich zumne andere Tauchort düset 🚤 min Popo het langsam weh tah- Jet ski isch scho cool füres paar Stund abr nach 4h tuet eim echt alles weh 😂😅 am andere Ort simer den is Wasser gumpet und abtaucht- leider nöd sone hervorragendi Sicht gsi, aber mer het unter Wasser d'Wal ghört - verglichbar als wür öpert summe 🐋😊

    Ufem Heiwäg hemer den nomale en mega schöne Sunneuntergang gnosse 🌅

    Und wie mer so schön seit, wenns am Schönste isch söll mer ufhöre 😥 die letzti Wuche in Australie isch jetzt ahbroche 🇦🇺 plant isch dasi nöchsti Wuche ide Schwiiz lande 🇨🇭
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  • Day95

    Swimming with Whalesharks I

    March 4, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    This morning I had to get up shortly before 6 am.
    I was super excited and woke up already at 5.30 am so I, in the end, stood up and started to fix breakfast. As I am going alone on this tour Kara said she will try to sleep longer. So I had a nice breakfast, talking to a family from France that we saw already a few times the last couple of days.

    Kara was anyway awake early but she had a horrible night as somehow ants came into her tent and they are really mean here and attacking you straight away... So she tried to finally get them out of her tent.
    Shortly before 7 am I was ready and went to the road in front of the campground to wait for my crew for today to pick me up.
    They arrived shortly after 7 and then we drove to the boat ramp on the west side of the Exmouth Peninsula what took around 30-35 min as we needed to pick up two more girls on the way from another campground.

    We saw some Emus on the way and the girls told us, that the dads are taking care of the little ones. The mum is taking care of the eggs but as soon as they are hatched she disappears and the dad is raising the chicks. Super interesting!
    We even saw Ospreys when we arrived at the boat ramp! They have their nest here.
    The stuff was unloaded was, as most equipment is always staying on board of this vessel. Our skipper was already waiting for us in a small boat to drive us over to The Jazz.

    On our boat, we found ourselves a place to sit and the crew started straight away to hand over some shortys, fins, and snorkels. So we had to try on the shortys and when everyone was satisfied with the equipment they got our skipper had a shirt briefing with us about the security onboard and then it was time to leave.

    Shortly after we left we saw a big group of Humpback Dolphins swimming around our boat for quite some time! The day couldn't start better 😍

    First, we went to a snorkeling site, because they wanted to see how happy everyone is in the water and we should test our equipment and get comfortable as well.
    We were snorkeling for around 15 min, we saw a lot of fishes and corals!
    So this was a nice warm-up. Back on board, they informed us that the spotter plan is out now and looking for whale sharks and we used the time to get a briefing on how to behave in the water with a whale shark.
    Most important rule: don't swim in front of the whale shark so he can always swim where he wants to.
    Second important rule, keep 3 m distance and 4 m away from the tail.

    And then there came the info, the spotter plane four 3!!!! whale sharks not too far away from us.
    OMG, we got so excited!!!

    Split up in two groups, just 10 people are allowed to swim with a whale shark at the same time, group one got ready straight away, including me.
    Group two got ready after us, so we can all enter the water fast and have as much time as possible with the whale shark.
    We had to sit on the floor, 4 people in a row. As they found the whale shark our skipper was driving the boat in front of the whale shark but still a bit away and the spotter got into the water to located the whale shark and show the depth and direction he is swimming to and then we got into the water.
    Shortly after I saw my first whale shark!! 🥰😍
    They know her and call her Pinky. She has a broken back but is living well with it for many years. She was around 5 m down and the visibility wasn't so good, so you can't see here on my pictures. But I could see her good enough. 🥰
    Both groups got to swim twice with her!

    After that, we drove to the next whale shark, just around 5 min away from us. But this one was diving down before we could enter the water so the spotter plane searched for the third one instead and even this one wasn't too far away.
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  • Day96

    Exmouth to Coral Bay

    March 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Today Kara and I woke up pretty late, it was already 7 am! What a surprise! It’s our last day or half-day together, as she will fly from Exmouth to Perth today to catch her flight to Thailand tomorrow. So we both are really sad that our road trip together is coming to an end already as we had such a great time.

    First, we had a super good breakfast, as always. Then we were packing down our tents and searching for a place in the shadow where she can pack her bag. It’s already super hot again and it’s going to be around 38 degrees today again easily.
    But I must say, I am really used to the heat now and wonder how much I gonna freeze when I go to Melbourne where it’s between 15-29 degrees at the moment. 😬😅

    When Kara had packed all her stuff we went to clean the car a little bit as it’s so much sand inside everywhere. 🙈😂
    After that, we went to the city beach for a nice stop to wait until it was time to drive to the airport and we also gonna have lunch here together one last time.

    It’s a really nice place here with palm trees and a lot of benches and shade. Kara found some coconuts so she really wanted to get one down and open it up. 🙈

    We waited a bit until no one else was around and then she tried to get one down. And she was actually able to hit one a few times until it felt down. So we then went to a bench to check out the coconut from inside. Unfortunately, it didn’t smell and according to Kara didn’t taste like coconut at all. So we threw it away in the end.

    After that we had lunch and then it was almost time to leave and drive to the Learmonth airport around 25 min south of Exmouth.
    I dropped her off at 1.30 pm, probably too early as it’s a super small airport and her flight is going at 3.20 pm but she said she’d better be there too early than too late.
    It was sad to leave her there and drive on alone. 😕

    I went to Coral Bay afterward. It took me a little bit more than one hour and I arrived there at 2.45 pm.
    I stopped at the beach first but I couldn’t find a place in the shade so I went to the campground to check-in.
    I used the afternoon to pack my stuff a little bit as it’s spread out around the car and I will need to fit in two people and their bags tomorrow.
    So I moved around a lot of stuff or was even starting to throw away things I don’t need anymore to get enough space for Ya-Fan and Kris and all their stuff as well. Around 5 pm I was meeting with Ya-Fan. We went to her place to have a drink and talk for a while. I am so glad I found these people to take with me back to Perth! We are really coming along so good and it’s nice to have company for the long drive back to Perth and share the fuel cost with them.

    After 2 hours or so, we went to get something to eat. We were meeting Ya-Fan's boss and his wife and daughter on the way so they were joining us for dinner as well. And also Kris was showing up shortly after as he could leave earlier from work. So we had a really nice pizza and some good talks together and I really enjoyed the company. They went on afterward to the bar to have some drinks with friends but I’ve got too tired and I will need to drive around 7 hours or so tomorrow so I want to be fresh, so I went back to the campground to sleep.

    Anyway I had a really nice evening 😊
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  • Day38

    Swimming with Whale Sharks @ Cape Range

    May 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Early in the morning we got picked up by Live Ningaloo for a 30 minutes drive to the Jetty within Cape Range Nationalpark. Together with only five Australian tourists we entered a little boat which brought us to the outer Ningaloo reef. After a short snorkling trip we got ready with wet suits and snorkling gear to be ready soon after a Whale Shark had been spotted. This happened quite soon and soon after we were close together in the Indian Ocean with a Whale Shark!!! After about 5-10 minutes it disappeared slowly in the deep of the Ocean. At the second chance we met with a Shark who was moving quite fast. We followed for more than 15 minutes before a second Whale shark appeared from the opposite side. The situation stressed the group a little bit because some (including Marc) had been in the path of the second Shark appeared from the blue. After a while we even met with a third Whale Shark. This day was another highlight!Read more

  • Day157

    Paradies Exmouth

    October 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Da Exmouth weniger als 2 Stunden von Coral Bay entfernt ist, haben wir uns noch einen entspannten Morgen gemacht und sind nochmal zum Strand gegangen bevor es mit der Fahrt weiter ging. Zur Mittagszeit waren wir da und sind noch in den Cape Range National Park gefahren, um am Turquoise Bay noch etwas Sonne zu tanken. Traumhafte Farben 🌊😍 Am Nachmittag ging es dann zurück nach Exmouth, um einzuchecken. Unsere Unterkunft war ein Mix aus Campingplatz und kleinen Bungalows. Hier bleiben wir für 2 Nächte bevor es wieder Richtung Perth geht. Aah ich will noch gar nicht daran denken, es ist so schön hier und wir haben eine so tolle Zeit zusammen 😊Read more

  • Day42


    March 8, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Wir sind nun seid gestern schon im heißen Exmouth. Von hier aus kann man optimal ins Ningaloo Reef starten. Heute sind wir in den Range Nationalpark gefahren. Dort gibt es eine Vielzahl von traumhaften Strandabschnitten, von denen man sofort ins Riff schnorcheln kann. Herrlich blaues Meer mit klarer Sicht auf Korallen und Fische🐟🐠🐚. Für Dienstag haben wir eine Tour mit dem Glasbodenboot inklusive schnorcheln gebucht. Ansonsten verbringen wir die Tage gerade viel am und im Wasser und genießen die Zeit hier.Read more

  • Day12

    Hamelin to Exmouth

    January 11, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 31 °C

    Heute stand eine lange Etappe von Hamelin ins 600 km entfernte Exmouth auf dem Plan 🚙 Mein nördlichstes Ziel in Westaustralien auf dieser Reise.

    Früh morgens ging’s los auf kaum befahrenen Straßen quer durchs Outback. Erster Stopp und einzige Stadt auf dem Weg war Carnarvon. Hier wurden Vorräte gekauft und eine kleine Mittagspause eingelegt. Anschließend ging es durch immer kargere Landschaften weiter zum Zielort. Unterwegs sind immer wieder wilde Ziegen und Schafe auf der Straße unterwegs gewesen, daher war immer hohe Aufmerksamkeit gefordert.

    Zum Abschluss des Tages wird heute zum ersten Mal Westaustralischer Wein getestet - sehr lecker 😊
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    Jessi Ca

    Sieht aus wie das Ende der Welt 😃

    Regina Würtz

    Wie ich sehe genießt du es in vollen Zügen 🍷👍

    Nicole Freitag

    Fühlt sich auch bissi so an, ist aber auch richtig cool! Wichtig ist nur bei jeder Gelegenheit zu tanken!

    Regina Würtz

    Glaub mir Nicole, das ist nicht nur so in Australien, in Neuseeland erwartet dich / euch das gleiche 😏

  • Day14

    Tauchen - Muiron Islands

    January 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Heute wars endlich soweit - endlich mal wieder tauchen - nach 2 Jahren!
    Wir sind mit dem Boot ca. 1 Stunde raus gefahren von Exmouth zu den Muiron Islands um 2 Tauchgänge zu machen.
    Erster Spot war das Aquarium. Leider war die Sicht auf Grund der Zyklopen im Norden etwas eingeschränkt, aber die Korallen waren ein Traum. Fast unberührt und nur 11 m unter der Wasseroberfläche.
    Beim zweiten Tauchgang haben wir einen Strömungstauchgang gemacht 😊
    Wir sind an unendlich vielen Korallen, Fischschwärmen und sogar kleinen Riffhaien vorbei gekommen 🐠🐟 🐠🐟 Hier war die Sicht auch besser als beim ersten Dive.
    Zwischendurch gabs an Bord noch ein BBQ zur Stärkung 😋
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    🐠🐙🦈 man sieht Du hast Spaß 👍🏼

    Volker Zesch

    Tauchboot mit BBQ - perfekt! Da würd ich auch nicht mehr aufhören zu grinsen 😃

    Nicole Freitag

    War echt ein super Tripp! Ich hoffe es klappt morgen nochmal 😊

  • Day15

    Coral Bay

    January 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    Heute bin ich ins 150 km entfernte Coral Bay gefahren. Hier gibt es traumhafte Sandstrände von denen man nach wenigen Metern und ohne große Anstrengung direkt im Ningaloo Reef ist und tolle Korallen beim Schnorcheln bestaunen kann. Diese sehen aus wie riesige Blüten!

    Bei Ankunft hab ich aber erst mal eine Tauchbasis aufgesucht und für morgen 2 Tauchgänge klar gemacht und eine Übernachtung für den darauffolgenden Tag gebucht.

    Dann ging’s zum Strand zum Relaxen, Schnorcheln und genießen 😊 einen kurzen Schreckmoment hatte ich allerdings, als sich plötzlich eine Schlange hinter mir vorbei schlich 🐍😳

    Leider musste ich am Abend wieder die fast 2 Stunden nach Exmouth zurück fahren, da ich hier noch eine Übernachtung gebucht hatte 😕

    Abends gabs noch lecker Fisch vom Golden Snapper 😊
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    Hossa, Du bist ja auch schon mega braun 😍

    Nicole Freitag

    Passiert ganz von alleine 🙈

  • Day134

    Monkey Mia 4

    June 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Gestern war richtig viel Betrieb in der Bucht. Es waren mehr Delphine da, als an den anderen Tagen und sie hatten auch ordentlich Spaß. Die älteren Tümmler und die Jungtiere haben ausgiebig Fische gejagt und miteinander gespielt. Zeitweise sah es so aus, als würden sie kämpfen.
    Auch eine Meeresschildkröte hat sich mal an die Wasseroberfläche gewagt, ist aber relativ schnell wieder verschwunden. Ihr war es wahrscheinlich zu aufregend. 😉
    Der gestrige Tag war mein letzter Tag in Monkey Mia und der war nochmal richtig schön.
    Heute morgen (2:30 Uhr 😴) ging es mit dem Bus weiter nach Exmouth, wo ich mittlerweile angekommen bin und ein paar Tage bleiben werde.

    P. S. : Ich konnte jetzt auch endlich das Video von der Delphin-Fütterung hochladen.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Exmouth, EXM, Eksmouts