four wheel driving over sand and rough tracks towards the Wilyabrup seacliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The track at times disappears into vast areas of deep sand and we are privileged to see birds and grass trees as well as reptiles and kangaroos.
Sunday morning brekky at White Elephant Cafe, with this magnificent view and a great menu, heaven
The early morning surfers were out and the joggers maintaining fitness before heading off to work, we always nod hello as they passed and the tourists at a more leisurely pace, like us, enjoying the moment, before heading back to the Margaret River Beach Resort for breakfast
It is so peaceful and quiet, you can hear the splash of the oars as they hit the water as we gently canoe Margaret River. we endeavour to follow without zig-zagging from one side of the river to the other, each of us learning very quickly how to paddle a canoe.
Lunch at Fraser Gallop at Wilyabrup is at the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region was the start of a wonderful journey enjoying red wine. I fell in love with their Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon and it is still my favourite red. A boutique winery
It was easy to see why this spot was chosen, it was pretty, tranquil and in the heat of summer, lovely and cool. The water tumbled gently over large rocks, which had been worn smooth through the millenium by flooding waters, with potholes in the rock dug by swirling pebbles as the water washed through the valley.
I couldn’t believe that I could be a metre away from a wild stingray. As I paddled in the shallows, it seemed to come towards me on each wave breaking on the shore.
the stingray came swimming past me as I waded in the shallows of Hamelin Bay, Western Australia.
With crystal straws sparkling in the lights and reflecting in the lake, it is like looking at a crystal wonderland. The suspended table, a spectacular crystal decoration weighing several tonnes, hangs from the ceiling. It is believed to be the only one in the world.