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Osprey Bay

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  • Day91

    Osprey Bay

    February 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Osprey Bay is a beautiful little place!
    We arrived shortly past 3 pm and the first thing we did was going for a swim. We also wanted to snorkel here but there was nothing to see, too much sand moving around in the water so you can't see something.
    It was anyway a nice swim, around one hour or so?

    After that we had a little break, sitting in the shadow from the car and discussing where and how to build up our tents best. It's super windy and the ground is super hard.
    We first tried to build up Karas tent, but it's impossible to get the hocks into the ground. As she has a lot of lines we could stabilize her tent with a lot of rocks, but my tent was impossible to build up so I will try to sleep in my car tonight 🙈😅
    On the back seats...
    Gonna be interesting.

    Around 6 pm we took our cooking equipment and went to a picnic table close to the beach for cooking. So while we were cooking we watched the sunset and I can just say: I love this lifestyle so much!! 🤗
    In the later evening, Kara was trying to take some pictures from the milky way we see here every night. But it's not so easy to get a good picture and she was giving up in the end.
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  • Day145

    Osprey Bay, Ningaloo Reef

    May 25, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Minimalisierter Campingplatz am Meer. Ausser schönem Stellplatz und zwei Plumpsklos keine Infrastruktur. Da wir schnorcheln wollen ist die fehlende Dusche blöd. Unser Campingwagen hat keinen Platz, deshalb ist irgendwo außerhalb zu duschen. Wasserflaschen als Ersatz, warten bis es dunkel ist wegen der Sicht.
    Das Riff direkt vor dem Platz ist äußerst belebt. Magdalene hat einen riesigen Rochen, Schildkröten und grosse Papageienfische gesehen. Wenn Schnorcheln so toll ist braucht man fast nicht tauchen gehen.
    Die Zeit muss man ab jetzt im Auge behalten. Am 30. Um 16h muss das Auto in Perth abgegeben werden, bis dahin sind es noch 1350km.
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  • Day144

    Cape Range, Ningaloo Reef

    May 24, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Spät auf den Platz angekommen, der Nationalpark liegt weit außerhalb von Exmouth, ca. 80km zu fahren. Die Entfernungen und die Zeiten kann man leicht unterschätzen. Zumindest war die Straße geleert und gut befahrbar bis zum Platz.
    Schöner Sonnenuntergang über dem Meer, wir sind an der Westküste.

  • Day30

    Sandy bay, Cape Range National Park

    November 2, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Roadtrip von Perth nach Exmouth
    11) Kitesurfen Sandy Bay

    Heute hab ich es das erste mal auf unserer Reise geschafft Kitesurfen zu gehen :-)
    Bei Sandy Bay im Cape Range National Park haben wir ein Auto mit Kite Hire Aufschrift geshen. Den Besitzer haben wir natürlich schnell ausfindig gemacht...
    Nach kurzer Zeit war ich dann auch bereit zum Kiten wie man auf den Schnappschüssen sieht.
    Echt ein supertoller Tag, auf einen wunderschönen Kitespot :-)
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  • Day229

    Cape Range N.P.

    July 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Wow - This week has been one of the highlights of our trip! This place is magnificent! Not only have we been swimming with whale sharks, we've now done the "Turquoise Bay Drift". It's a beautiful snorkling location at Turquoise Bay, where the currents produced by the tidal forces escaping the reef lagoon make for a fantastic drifting snorkel experience. After walking about 500m up the beach, we entered the pristine blue waters, swam out and slowly drifted back down across the reef before swimming back to shore just before the currents swept out to sea through the gap in the reef. For a couple of novice snorklers this has been an exhilarating experience and one we won't forget.

    We visited Turquoise Bay every morning at high tide and did the drift snorkel several times. Each time offered up a different experience including swimming with the largest turtle we've ever seen, sting rays, every kind of reef fish and of course beautiful coral.

    We stayed at Osprey Bay campground ($20 pn) which is right on the beach. It's so windy here it would blow a dog off a chain and we had to tape up the fridge vent so the wind wouldn't keep blowing out the pilot flame. Apart from that, a beaut campground that we had to book online many weeks prior to get in.

    Highlights too many to mention...

    Beautiful weather 15-27°
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  • Day63

    Ningaloo Coast

    June 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We arrived at Osprey Bay campground and got ourselves ready for two weeks of sun, snorkelling and sand. Picture perfection every day with the temperature a nice 26-27 degrees. Our camp spot gave us fabulous views over the bay, with happy hour sunsets 🌅 over the water becoming a habit that will be hard to give up! Of course nothing's perfect - the wind was annoying at times, especially those "beastly easterlies" - so we were grateful for the annexe at least. We also managed to pick a time when the tides were a bit dodgy so the fishing wasn't as promising as it might have been. I did manage some decent squid and Graham pulled up a few octopuses 🐙, gar, leather jackets, dart, silver whiting and an impressive puffer fish as well. Only the squid made it to the plate.

    The snorkelling was amazing fun, despite the odd shark or two hanging around. There are a few different spots along this coast that are just stunning, Turquoise Bay and The Oyster Stacks in particular. Proximity to shore means even kids or less able swimmers can get out there and have a look. Words can't really do justice to the experience of getting close to an amazing array of corals, colour-drenched tropical 🐟, turtles, giant lobsters (not to be confused with the giant prawn at Exmouth), stingrays and even the odd shark.

    The Ningaloo ticked a box and we're so glad we did it. It also means that from now on we head South, leaving the last of the tropics (and thongs/tshirt days) behind us. 😖
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