Geraldton - Monkey Mia
25.07.2012 - 25.07.2012 19 °C
Well after another toasty night in the trailer thanks to our trusty heater, it’s time to explore Geraldton. Not one for tourist maps, we explore the sights ourselves with the first port of call, the port! It is HUGE! Massive wheat bunkers, silo’s and various other monstrosities make up the landscape. You aren’t allowed into the actual shipping port itself, but we did poke our nose in an have a quick sticky! Below you can see the giant ship mover thingy (dunno what you call it!)
Stop for a look at the Point Moore lighthouse, stop at the HMAS Sydney II memorial – yeah we’ve seen enough! Back on the highway we are aiming for Monkey Mia today. If you aren’t on a time limit, you really could waste a few weeks getting up this coast. By the time you stop and look at everything a whole day has gone
We stopped in and checked out Karlbarri National Park, had a drive around and some lunch as well as getting some more supplies from the local supermarket. If we had more time it would be a nice little place to explore some more. Once again it was gorgeous blue water and white beaches!
It wasn’t long and we were on the turn off leading us to Monkey Mia. We had heard so much about this place we were very keen to see what all the fuss was about! Ringing ahead to book a camp site proved pointless, it was fully booked minus a few hotel rooms. Lucky for us we scored one that over looked the ocean! Once we had settled in we headed down to the Monkey Bar, right on the ocean, and ordered some dinner. It was quite nice food and had a good atmosphere; I do believe they would make a roaring trade!
With darkness upon us we left the exploring until the morning.
Mark, Delle and Mack x