Day 2. 1st May
This morning we left Geraldton for a short drive to Kalbarri. On the way we stopped in at Port Gregory, a small fishing village and the site of Convict Hiring Depot 1853-1856
The Governor of the Convict settlement residence is being restored as are some of the remaining buildings. The Stables house a museum and a number of farm relics. The Governor’s Residence is set high on the side of a hill overlooking the farm, settlement and out to sea.
Just as you enter the town you pass by a pink lake. Hutt Lagoon is a salt lake with a pink hue due to the presence of the carotenoid producing algae, Dunaliella salina, which is a source of beta-carotene, used as a food-colouring agent and source of Vit A. in cosmetics and supplements. (Thanks Dr.Google)
We made it to Kalbarri in time to set up camp and enjoy an easy lunch. We are now getting into our comfort zone with the van and organizing the spaces to advantage. The afternoon was spent doing a quick tour of the town’s attractions and find a good coffee shop. They are here but they don’t seem to jump out at you, strange for a town that depends on the tourist dollar.
Day 3. 2nd May
Today we decided to visit the Kalbarri National Park Coastal views. The morning was a little chilly so we broke out the gilets and braved the wind, as it was a case of hold onto your hats. First stop was the view from the cliff top of the Natural Bridge. The view was stunning as the local brochure states but more intriguing was the sight of a seal or sea lion dining on a turtle. I wasn’t what was happening at first but then it was obvious that it was breakfast time.
A little while later a pod of Dolphins came into view.
By the way I did get a piccy of the cliffs.