The end of our Esperance expedition

After a month away from home, our summer holiday had come to an end. We had such a great time exploring new places, pushing our camper to new limits, fishing new spots and loving this lucky country. Esperance has always welcomed us and we know we will be back.  The beaches, bays and coves still…

Beach combing at Dunn Rocks

Some maps say Dunn Rocks, others say Dunns Rock. One road sign said Dunn Rocks and another said Dunns Rocks.  So we dunno the right name really… East of Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park on the south coast of Western Australia, there are some great beach tracks.  We spent all day…

A grand place to camp

Crystal clear waters and squeaky white sand. Cape Le Grand National Park on the south coast of WA is, quite simply, stunning.  The Cape was named in 1792 by Admiral D’Entrecasteaux in honour of Le Grand, an officer on one of the ships in his French expedition. Le Grand’s ship was called L’Esperance. After a…

I should be so lucky

Lucky Bay was given its name in 1802 by a thankful Matthew Flinders who found shelter there from a summer storm. The bay is protected from most winds, although a strong southeasterly can hammer across the water.  For most of our time at Cape Le Grand we made daily trips the 12km across to Lucky…

Quagi Beach

At Quagi Beach, off the South Coast Highway west of Esperance, there is a Shire campground. It seemed dusty and busy and didn’t hold a lot of appeal for us.  Being outside the National Park, campers can bring dogs and so makes it an attractive campsite for some.  As well as about 20 dusty sites…

Early escape to Esperance

An impromptu trip to Esperance early in the New Year was a nice reprieve from house renovations and hot weather.  A quick stop over at Lake King to break up the drive was great. Dinner at the tavern and an early night in their basic campground. Managed to squeeze into Pink Lake Caravan Park in…