Some places we've been and some places we're going.

Coral Bay

Tonight we’re sitting in the Camper computing because it’s far too windy outside and there’s no Camp Kitchen. We could hear the wind overnight so knew there was no way we’d get out in the Glass Bottom Boat from Tantabiddi so decided we might as well leave Exmouth. We thought we’d be able to travel down the west coast towards Coral Bay and maybe camp within the National Park but then discovered the campsites fill so quickly you have to be at the Ranger’s Station on the edge of the Park at 9:00 to be allocated a campsite if one is vacated. We’re actually relieved we didn’t camp anywhere there because although the spots looked beautiful with the amazing turquoise sea background, none of them had any shelter and we certainly wouldn’t have been able to relax at all. The wind has been relentless. We had to come back through Exmouth then down to Coral Bay. Vans were lined up waiting to get a site. We’ve wised up now and tell them our camper needs 16 feet of space to open out so we have space.

Tomorrow we’re  taking an all-day tour which includes viewing Turtles, Manta Rays, Whales and Coral Gardens and involves snorkelling. In our haste leaving we forgot to pack our snorkelling gear so will just use whatever they supply. The Editor will also be the photographer because he has a waterproof camera.

Osprey Nest on Communication Tower at National Park Visitors Centre.

Turquoise Bay, Cape Range, National Park.

We were busy at Coral Bay ....... taking a photo or two.

Comments on: "Coral Bay" (3)

  1. Rhonda McKenzie said:

    hi sue, Im going back to the flower page to add the names of the flowers or what I think they are. OK

  2. Turquoise Bay is gorgeous. Coral Bay was sooooooooooooooo crowded when we were there – the Caravan Pk residents could reach out and touch each other and there were hundreds of tourists (many of them pale-skinned Europeans) sun-baking on the beach that they would have been fighting for towel-space. (And in for a horrendous dose of sunburn!) We only stayed an hour or so and headed north to Exmouth to do the glass-bottom boat there. (And to think I had told our UK friends Gill and Ian that Ningaloo Reef was a ‘well-kept secret’!!!

    Am with you every kilometer of the way! Lucky you.

    Have forwarded your ‘plant life flowers’ blog to sister-in-law Mary to see if she can identify them. Mary & Doug lived in Newman for 12 years so there is a chance.

    Are you ‘doing’ the South-West of WA? Can’t remember when you said you were due back?


    • We couldn’t get on a Glass-bottomed Boat in Exmouth because of the wind but we are determined NEXT TIME we go Reef viewing it will be from one! Don’t know if we’ll get to SW, depends how slowly we move down the coast to Geraldton.

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