In coral bay for two nights, The first day we were then we went on Manteray watching cruise, though didn't see any Manterays. Got to see a shark cleaning station though, where all the reef sharks come into the coral to get the cleaner fish to clean them. Saw about 5- 6 shakes about 2 metre big some of them. And I was swimming just above them.
Left Coral bay and crossed the tropic of Capricorn again. Went through Carnavon, and saw the satellite dish that received the first picture from the moon landings, before it was relayed to Parks. Travelled on further to the sharkbay area. Went to see the Stromatalites, the worlds oldest living organism or something like that. visited Shell beach as well, a beach made up entirely of shells, funnily enough.
Then went on to Denham (twinned with the one in bucks) and arrived at Monkey Mia in the evening. Went to some place after dark where hot water (from the artesian basin) is pumped into a pool, it was like a hot bath. Next morning went to watch the dolphins that come right on the beach at Monkey Mia to get some fish. It was quite amuing to watch one ranger trying to distract the pelicans so they didn't charge the beach for the fish. Dolphins one side, pelicans the other, all after fish. For some reason all I could think of was the Simpsons episode where the dolphins take over.
In the afternoon, on the way out back through shark bay, went to a look out point where you could see lots of sharks swimming about ( big nasty sharks as well, like Tiger sharks, well it is called Shark Bay).
Say lots of lizzards on the way to kalbarri, courtesy of the bus driver. don't know how he spotted most of them.
On the way into Kalbarri went up to a place called Natures window, couldn't spend long there as we were running very late. Stayed overnight at Kalbarri
On the last day, left Kalbarri and carried on down the west coast, through Port Denison. Went through the Pinnacles on the way, (sort of weird stones in the desert, looks like a graveyard),
Then drove on in to Perth past Leaning tree that grows almost flat because of all the wind.
Arrive in Perth on the 16th October