Thursday, 14 November 2013

What Not to Miss in SW Western Australia - Part Two

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1. Margaret River area and Cape to Cape walks. Mouth of the Margaret R.

Spotless Dunsborough


Sugar Loaf Rock - home of the Red-tailed Tropic bird

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

Canal Rocks


Sandy walking trail.

My maiden name is Cullen so I just had to pop in and say hi, over a glass of wine!



 1801 saw Frenchman Nicholas Baudin exploring and naming much of the coastline of WA.

Geographe Bay and the 2 km jetty.

 Dinner sunset - Mandurah




Yanchep - white sand, aqua sea.

Two Rocks beach.

Massive white sand dune near Cervantes

                                                                                Seaweed season - Cervantes

Lunch spot - Cervantes

World famous Pinnacles
these amazing natural limestone structures, some standing as high as 5 metres, were formed approx 25,000 to 30,000 years ago, after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, the coastal winds removed the surrounding sand, leaving the pillars exposed to the elements.








 Sunrise - Lake Thetis, Cervantes
Lake Thetis, one of only 5 places in the world where living "Stromatolites", the oldest known living form of life on earth, can be found. Fossil remains of these organisms have been dated back to about 3.6 million years and are believed to be the basis of life as we know it.



Coalseam Conservation Park Minginew






New Norcia - a Spanish Benedictine village, with a collection of churches and schools, built in 1846. Now only 17 monks.




Our final day was spent with cousin John sampling the vintages of the Swan Valley wineries.








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