I had heard about the stingrays at Hamelin Bay so we added Hamelin Bay as a place to camp.
I was amazed at how friendly they were. Every sunset we would walk down to the beach where 5 to 10 huge bull rays would basically beach themselves right at your feet.
The local fisherman threw their scraps into the water so they hung out waiting for a free feed. However, of all the afternoons we were there we didn’t see them getting fed once yet they still turned up at sunset to cruise the beach. Watching my kids give them a little pat was pretty special. Set in a beautiful bay, it became the highlight of each afternoon watching my kids play on the beach with the stingrays as the sun set.
This picture captures a fond memory at Wellington National Park. What surprised me the most about this experience was that we were less than an hour from Bunbury and two and a half from Perth, yet we felt like we could have been miles away from anywhere.
My girlfriend and I took a trip down to the South West for the ANZAC Day long weekend and based ourselves in Porongurup. We had checked the forecast for the weekend and made the decision that Saturday would be the ideal time to climb Bluff Knoll.
You’ll find Australia’s most dazzling coastline in Esperance, an eight-hour drive south from Perth. Local resident Dan Paris suggests travelling inland through the Wheatbelt, breaking up the drive with a night in Hopetoun before arriving at the beautiful beaches of Esperance.
As we started our day we talked about there being something in the air at Monkey Mia that makes you feel like you belong. Just offshore we could see a pod of dolphins and some seabirds catching their morning snacks.