Perth - Geraldton
24.07.2012 - 24.07.2012 18 °C
The coast over here is rather gorgeous, all turquoise blue water with white sand and so of course you can’t just jump on the freeway and not stop! Instead of taking the main Brand Highway we stuck to the Indian Ocean Drive that takes a little longer to get around but it takes you past all the little coastal towns along the way.
One stop we would recommend is in Lancelin. Although there isn’t much to the township itself, they have mountains of white sand dunes that are allocated specifically for 4WDing. You can drive along one of the many ‘mountains’ and once on the top you get a spectacular view of the coastal bay below. A warning sign is at the entrance declaring that entering is at your own risk with another sign below with the number of the local towing company!
We can’t write about every single town along the way, although they all have their differences, in essence they are mostly all the same. Gorgeous turquoise water, white sandy beaches sleepy little towns – the makings of a real dwaddling beach holiday! If you haven’t been this way before then come on and get over here and check it out!!
We pull into the Big 4 Caravan park at Sunset Beach, 8 kilometres north of Geraldton right on the beach. With just enough sunlight left to set up camp and make some dinner (Spaghetti Bolognese) we kickback in the freezing cold to reminisce on our trip so far. I tell you what we are so glad we brought along a heater! It has been amazing inside the camping trailer to keep the sleeping conditions bearable.
As usual you strike up conversations with other travellers in the park, this time we were chatting with another couple when we realised that we had a mutual friend! How small is this world?!
Mark, Delle & Mack x