After driving over 1,372km or 852 miles, stopping overnight at the mining town of Karratha, we finally arrived at Broome only to be snubbed in more ways than one. We planned to spend 2 days here to do some 4wd tours to see Cape Leveque and other parts of the Kimberley. Due to recent… Continue reading Snubbed in Broome
We can now confirm that there are kangaroos in Australia AND they are alive and not extinct, as we previously posted. We finally got off the water and drove to Cape Range national park, next door to Exmouth. We saw our first roos and some rock wallabies (or as G likes to call them kangaroo… Continue reading Kangaroos and Wannabes
It was a fantastic day out on the reef. Yesterday we joined Ningaloo Whaleshark-N-Dive on their boat, Aliikai, to swim with whale sharks. They did an early reef snorkel to assess us as swimmers and then headed out past the Ningaloo reef to the open ocean. With planes doing the spotting, we went straight for… Continue reading Is it a Whale or a Shark?
We booked a tour with Ningaloo Reef Dive & Snorkel for a chance to swim with manta rays. The snorkeling was OK. It was very windy and choppy and so visibility was poor. Also the variety of fish didn’t seem as great. The coral, however, was healthy and beautiful and is one of the area… Continue reading Coral Bay: Swimming with Manta Rays
One of the reasons I wanted to visit Western Australia was to see the Coral Coast, home of the famous Ningaloo Coast, a world heritage site and where you can swim with whale sharks, the biggest fish still in existence. We are staying at the town of Exmouth for the next five days so we… Continue reading Exmouth: Big Fish Worship
Visited Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Preserve, one of the least visually impressive places in Australia. But being a science geek, I loved it. The site is known for being one of the few places in the world with living stromatolites, living cyanobacterial and bacterial colonies creating structures whose fossil records go back to when single… Continue reading Still partying like it’s 1,999,999,999 BCE
We stopped overnight at Monkey Mia Reserve to see the bottlenose dolphins that visit the beach shores daily to get fed. Dubbed “The Dolphin Experience” we were allowed to stand in the shallows to watch the dolphins while they frolicked and got fed. About four dolphins showed up and a few lucky people were picked to hand-feed… Continue reading Monkey Mia: Dolphins & Emus