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  • Day373

    Hutt Lagoon

    May 13 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Once again we rent out a camper can to explore Australia’s west coast. Our first stop was Hutt Lagoon. The pink lake gets its color from algaes. With the drone we took some incredible shots of the different colors.Read more

  • Day30

    Geraldton

    February 4, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Wir konnten endlich mal ausschlafen! :) Nach einem kleinen Frühstück machten wir uns auf zum Mittagessen am Hafen. Dann erkundeten wir Geraldton mit dem Auto. Wir gingen im BCF (Boating Camping Fishing) Store Schnorchel Ausrüstung kaufen. Danach gings weiter in den Woolworths um unsere erschöpften Vorräte nachzufüllen. Und abends besichtigten wir noch die verschiedenen Strände.Read more

    Pia Meier

    Was ist das? Sind das Angelruten?

    2/4/20Reply
    Peter Meier

    Komme auch mit einkaufen ... bei dieser Auswahl an Angelruten 😃😃😃👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    2/5/20Reply
    Guido Rota

    Da muss ich mit meinen Fischerkollegen mal hin 😉

    2/5/20Reply
    Barbara Meier

    unwahrscheinlich wieviele super schöne strände es in eurer umgebung gibt geniesst es weiter vergesst die hitze kuss omi

    2/5/20Reply
     
  • Day31

    Strandtag in Geraldton

    February 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Aufgrund des schönen Wetters beschlossen wir uns dazu den einzigen Strand mit schattigen Bäumen im Umkreis von 1000km aufzusuchen. Dort entspannten wir uns und zeichneten im neuen Kritzelblock. Auf dem Weg zurück zum Camping entdeckten wir die Seelöwen im Hafen der Stadt.Read more

  • Day32

    Goodies Eco Camp

    February 6, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Auf der Suche nach Wind und einem Campingplatz mit Dusche, landeten wir auf Goodies Hippie Camping. Neben einer luxuriösen Dusche mit warmem Wasser verfügte der Camping über Plumpsklos mit Licht, Waschmaschine, Küche und Rugby Feld. Tagsüber beobachteten wir die Surfprofis bei ihrem Fotoshooting am Coronation Beach.Read more

  • Day121

    Bush flies

    March 6, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    It's hard to complain about waking up with a beach view. After breakfast we drove further north. With Geraldton we arrived in the biggest town between Perth and Port Hedland. It has 15000 inhabitants and several supermarkets. We stocked up on mainly fresh food and bought an additional fly screen for our front car windows. Just in case.

    After another hour of driving we arrived at the Hutt Lagoon, also called Pink Lake. The lake looked pretty dry with some areas having no water at all. So that was maybe slightly disappointing. However, instead we could see what looked like a salty crust in a light pink color. So that was also cool. From far the part of the lake with water didn't look that pink but going closer to its shore, that changed and we could indeed imagine that with a drone it would look very pink from above. Polarised sunglasses also have that effect though :)

    It was 14:00 now which meant it was apparently a good time to see the lake as it is the pinkest when the sun is standing high. However that also meant it was very warm and we were pretty hungry for lunch. So we continued to Gregory, a village 1 km further right at the sea. Here we had lunch with a pretty view. Then we went to the - this time not free - campsite of the day: Linga Longa Farm Stay.

    By now we felt like we had already gotten used to the amount of flies, and more importantly, the types of flies. You see, in Australia they have these bastards called bush flies. They're very different than the house flies in Europe, which are more interested in trash or food than in you. When they do buzz around you or land on you, it seems random. In Australia however these bush flies are definitely interested in you, and fly around your head as if they're orbiting a planet, before they inevitably land and do some further exploration on foot. Their favorite touristic hotspots are your ears, nostrils, and eyes.

    When we got out of the van on the Linga Longa Farm Stay, we quickly noticed this place was a bit worse in that regard to the previous days. So many flies. The caretaker was giving us a tour of the campground, asking us lots of questions in the process. In the meantime we were walking around waving our arms around and answering her with our lips closed. I guess she is used to seeing that by now.

    Thankfully we did know in advance that we'd find many of them here in Western Australia, so in Perth we bought some fly nets that we can put over our heads. Looks dumb, but it's effective. Inside the van it's also OK, even with all the doors open.

    We enjoyed a lazy afternoon, Susanne had a walk to the local beach which looked a bit too wild and lonely to swim but had interesting red sand features, and explored a heritage site building on the camp ground when trying to watch the sunset which again was happening behind clouds.
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    Lida Schönbeck

    Looks good

    3/7/20Reply
     
  • Day35

    Pink Lake

    February 9, 2020 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 25 °C

    Unsere Weiterfahrt führte am Pink Lake vorbei. Zuerst dachten wir der sei auch nicht mehr pink wie der bei Esperance, da wir nur das weisse Salz sahen. Weiter vorne offenbarte er uns dann seine pinke Schönheit.Read more

    Evelyn Chollet

    Das ist ja beeindruckend, mega schön!

    2/13/20Reply
     
  • Day337

    Pink Lake

    September 22, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    ▪️Wie der Name schon sagt sollte der See wirklich pink sein
    ▪️Vor Ort waren es rosane Felder im blauem
    See - trotzdem unfassbar schön
    ▪️In Geralton haben wir im Park Wraps gefuttert und fuhren anschließend 2h weiter bis zu unserem Campingplatz direkt hinter den Dünen
    ▪️Für 20 AU$ pro Auto konnten wir am Sandybay übernachten

    💡Es gibt mehrere pinke Seen in Australien, zb. in Melbourne. Die Farbe bekommt er durch bestimmte Algen.
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  • Day959

    Küste & Pinker See

    November 18, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Another couple of view points along the coast we stopped today before heading further south to Geraldton. On the way we also drove past a big pink lake, definitely a must-see for us.

    Heute ging es weiter Richtung Geraldton. Auf dem Weg haben wir aber noch an ein paar Aussichtspunkten und einem pinken See gehalten. Ziemlich cool!
    Geraldton war für uns dann aber mehr eine Durchgangsstation. Es ist zwar die erste richtige Stadt seit Darwin und eigentlich freuen wir uns auf das Stadtleben, aber es sind auch nur noch 450km bis Perth.
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  • Day123

    Gorgeous gorges

    March 8, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    The alarm went off extra early today. We even spared the time of eating breakfast and just did so while driving the 35 minute drive to the inland part of the Kalbarri National Park. We were actually lucky to be able to visit the park for several reasons. 1: the road leading to it was only sealed 2 years ago or so. 2: two weeks ago the park was closed for a week for undertaking a goat control program.

    We arrived there at 7:06. On the way we read a sign telling us the loop track we wanted to do was closed after 7:00 due to heat risk. That took us a bit by surprise although we didn't get up that early for no reason. We knew it was going to be hot. We just didn't know they would close a track that early. Anyways, we decided it was OK to start 10 minutes later than allowed. After the first 100 meters we had a stop in the shade to apply sunscreen as we skipped that before due to time reasons.

    After another few hundred meters we made it to probably the most popular attraction, Nature's Window. Incredibly red, very interestingly layered rocks formed a natural window through which one could see the gorge and river below. It was really very picturesque. Nonetheless we decided to actually undertake the 8km loop track starting right behind it. First along the ridge of the gorge, later along the river banks. There are some bushes and trees for breaks in the shadow but the actual trail is almost entirely in the sun. The views of the cliffs were truly amazing and the river was actually flooded due to recent rain. Apart from seeing trees in the water that also meant we had to climb around a narrow cliff part for a few meters which added a nice challenge to the track. While still early and also windy when on the ridge, it got very warm once we were walking in the gorge. They really are not joking when they warn people to not start this track too late. So we were happy when we were back at the car park at 11:00. In the last section Machiel was a bit too tall for a tree passing, so a short break to rest was very needed.

    We forgot to mention, the flies were again really horrible. Now they even went into the van. So an hour later we went to yet another viewpoint. Luckily that was only 650m from the car park. Nonetheless, doing this at 12:00 just didn't feel good. The views were of course great though as we could see another part of the gorge called Z-bend.

    Back at the car we were totally sweaty, annoyed by the flies and hungry. So we decided to spontaneously drive back to Kalbarri for some coastal climate and showers. The 24km detour was worth it. They had some free showers at the beach and great shadow parking with wind from the sea. Ideal for some resting. We also spotted some pelicans in the bay.

    In the late afternoon we left again. On the way to our free camping at the highway, we stopped at two other view points. They were nice but not so much compared to what we had seen this morning. The campsite was again having millions of flies. Even after sunset when they weren't flying anymore, they were still sitting all over our van and would not leave until we drove 110km/h for several minutes the following morning.
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  • Day336

    Kalbarri NP

    September 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    ▪️Sind zum berühmten Nature Window in Kalbarri National Park gefahren
    ▪️Anschließend einen 8km Loop Walk gewandert in 2,5h statt in 5h :D
    ▪️Die Blue Holes in Kalbarri waren sehr beeindruckend, mega große Wellen sind an ihnen gebrochen
    ▪️Haben bis in die Nacht Wäsche gewaschen, weil ein Trockner nicht funktionierte
    ▪️Dafür gönnten wir uns unser Abendessen beim Inder - lecki :P
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