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…

Close encounters of the ocean kind

Launching the tinny at Le Grand beach became an eventful and, at times, stressful experience.  Early in our trip, there was little swell and so mastering a beach launch in small waves really wasn’t too hard.  But as the swell began to pick up we found it increasingly difficult to get out through the waves.…

Sea life on the south coast

Launching from the beach was easy as Fanny Cove is shallow and sheltered and the sand at the water’s edge is hard.  The squid were huge and everywhere – and great fun to catch. We discovered that the squid seem to travel in pairs.  When we caught one, there always seemed to be another following…

Sandy Cape

Despite windy weather and the pre-Easter campers, we managed to secure a great camp spot by the beach, away from the main recreational camping area. It’s a sandy, boggy 4wd track to get there which fortunately keeps out the day-trippers, SUVs and most tourists. We spent much of our four-day weekend getting to know the…

Walpole & the Frankland River

We had a very relaxing weekend away at Walpole, on the south coast of WA. We stayed at Rest Point Caravan Park as we had The Dog with us and so the National Parks were a no-go this weekend – and there are plenty of National Parks around Walpole. Our grand plans of smashing our…

Coffin Bay National Park

This park is on the south-western tip of the Eyre Peninsula with very similar country and coast to Albany.  There are many bush camping sites on little sheltered bays which were really well set up.  We felt the way this park and the Lincoln National Park are managed seems very effective yet not too restrictive. …

Coffin Bay

Now we really felt like we were on a relaxing holiday rather that touring around the place.  What started as a two-night stay turned into six nights. We just loved this area. Home of the Coffin Bay Oysters – so it was only fitting that we ate as many as we could while there.  We…