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George Wear Park

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  • Day240

    Around Shark Bay

    May 4, 2017 in Australia

    After a more leisurely start to the morning in our cool (in both senses of the word) cabin, we spent the day exploring the Denham/Shark Bay area more. We went to "Little Lagoon" and had a paddle in the shallow waters there and Solana and I enjoyed making a shell picture on the beach, whilst Laura searched unsuccessfully for lizards in the sand dunes. We did see some beautiful little fairy wren birds as we drove away but they were too quick to get a decent photo. More photogenic were the big emus we saw crossing the road on our way back to the town! We visited Ocean Park, formerly a pink snapper (tasty local fish) farm but now an aquarium housing some of the native species of fish and a couple of marine reptiles from the Shark Bay area. Most of the fish were in large open tanks, which was good to see and also meant that we got some good views of the marine life, including stonefish, lionfish, sharks, a couple of turtles awaiting rehabilitation to the wild and some sea snakes. Many of the species are highly venomous too. We were shown around by a marine biologist and learnt some really interesting facts about the animals we saw too. We stayed for a tasty lunch overlooking the bay, then headed back into town. We have left our own snorkels and masks at home due to lack of space, so we bought a cheap one here and, putting thoughts of all the venomous sea creatures to one side, we did some snorkelling off the jetty this afternoon. Although not the best snorkelling in the world, we did see a few species of fish and some beautiful rays that were lovely to watch. Afterwards we enjoyed a sundowner beer, watching the sunset from the rocks along the shore - a lovely way to end the day.Read more

  • Day32

    Shark Bay

    May 10 in Australia

    Without breakfast we headed to Shark Bay, a big peninsula with large protected National Park areas. Our first stop was planned to be at a viewpoint about 2km off the highway. But the road got rougher and as there was a quite steep downhill ahead of us we decided to turn around. On the way back we lacked the speed that we had and got bogged (again). Luckily the 4WD worked after some tries and we were able to drive in a bit more stable terrain. But on this way the car overheated, so we spent about half an hour waiting for it to cool down. It was a good opportunity to get our breakfast coffee.
    Afterwards we stopped at Shell Beach, an isolated bay which is inhabited by zillions of mussels. Because of a natural sea grass border the salt level in the bay is twice as high as in the ocean. Therefore most other creatures had to abandon the water, just the mussel feels like a fish in the water :D Also the water was incredibly clear. From there it was just a short drive to a viewpoint with a boardwalk where you can often see dugongs and sharks. Not on our watch!
    Finally we arrived in Denham, a lovely little harbour town with a great esplanade. There we had breakfast at 12, the selfmade Breakfast Burger was well worth the wait!! Then we went for a swim directly at the jetty on the esplanade. The water is full of sea grass which is the reason why Shark's Bay is one of the last places on earth where the dugongs are living. Unfortunately we didn't see any of those here as well. Before we left we visited the local information centre where we watched a documentary called "Fire on the water". It was about the sunken cruiser HMS Sydney that was shot by a disguised German vessel named Kormoran. A really interesting story!
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  • Day12

    The Australien Nature Wonder

    June 17 in Australia

    Anlässlich Nadine‘s 25 Geburtstag gönnten wir uns etwas ganz Besonderes. Wir machten einen Rundflug über der Shark Bay, Dirk Hartog Island und dem Francois Peron Nationalpark. Wir sahen Schildkröten, Mantas, einen Wal mit Jungem, Haie und Seekühe, und eine absolut phantastische grandiose Landschaft von oben. So etwas Schönes macht uns sprachlos. Wir werden die nächsten 3 Tage mit unserem Auto im FP Nationalpark verbringen. Abseits und abgelegen.Read more

  • Day55

    Denham

    June 23 in Australia

    Had the tyre repaired this morning which only took a few minutes and then refitted it to the van.
    Drove down to Eagle Bluff to a fantastic lookout over the bay to Dirk Hartog Island and did a little bit of shell collecting on the beach below.
    Also visited the aquarium which was really quite good. Excellent tour leaders and great displays of local fish including stone fish, sea snakes, sharks, sting rays, a logger head turtle, coral trout, red empires, and many more.
    Visited the HMAS Sydney display and 3D movie at the information centre which was also excellent.
    Have enjoyed our time in Denham and found quite a lot to do in the area.
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  • Day48

    Denham

    September 23 in Australia

    Nach Monkey Mia ging unsere Fahrt weiter nach Denham. Zuvor stoppten wir an einer Blauen Lagune. Einfach wunderschön.

    Zur Mittagszeit erreichten wir Denham. Ich glaube, dass ist die einzige "Stadt" in Shark Bay. Dort liefen wir ein wenig umher und sahen uns das französische "Festival" an. Anschließend genossen wir beim Lunch den wunderschönen Ausblick auf den indischen Ozean.

    Auf dem Weg zum Shell Beach sahen wir zum zweiten Mal einen Emu am Straßenrand stehen. Wir stoppten anschließend an einem Strand, an dem eine tropfförmige Sandbank grenzte und gingen Baden. Oder eher wir gingen nicht baden, denn Marine schrie auf einmal "Shaaaark". Sie hat wohl tatsächlich einen Hai auf sie zu schwimmen sehen. Dann sind wir aus dem Wasser gerannt haha. 😂 Schade, dass ich den nicht wirklich gesehen habe.Read more

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