Day 12/Trip 2018 (Wednesday, 30th May 2018)

Margaret River-Prevelly-Cape Freycinet-Boranup(ish)-Margaret River-Perth (350kms)

Beautiful sunny day as we headed to the mouth of the Margaret River, and stunning views over the Indian Ocean at Prevelly/Surfers Point.  Then, we drove south to tackle the rough tracks of the Cape Leeuwin-Naturliste National Park. Cape Freycinet was wonderful, with huge waves crashing on the rocky shores, and signs exhorting one not to swim, as if – and to underline the danger – symbols of swimming sharks.  After lunch, Peter took the wheel across through some seriously overgrown tracks through forest, and over rocky and sandy tracks. Great fun, and the tall gums were quite beautiful in the afternoon sun. This made me realize how amazing it was to have the 4WD, and the incredible places you could get to. We drove north to Perth, with the sun producing pyrotechnics in the west over the Indian Ocean.

[Heard that I had topped the Intermediate section at the Deeside Camera Club, and secured 3rd place in “Photograph of the Year”, which was very pleasing.  Made a quick video to be shown at the AGM, that was reportedly well-received.]

Exploring the Cape Leeuwin-Naturliste National Park with Peter at the wheel (and abusing my new paintwork).

And now a word from “our remote geologist”, Sue Heard: Interesting looks like aeoleonite, calcified sand formed during the last Ice Age when seas were lower and wind gradients tighter

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