We made it to day 100! Exciting stuff. We calculated that we’ve travelled around 20,000km so far – which is halfway around the world! And 5% of the way to the moon. So that is awesome. So today we packed up and said goodbye to the folks at the yabbie farm and headed in to Esperance for coffee and breakfast at Ollie’s cafe, which was delicious and Trundle was too overwhelmed by choices so didn’t end up having anything. Given our excellent weather luck yesterday we were optimistic that the clouds would clear by the time we reached Cape Le Range National Park over to the east, so got on the road and headed out there. First stop was the very famous and much photographed Lucky Bay, which was as beautiful as its reputation had us believe.
The sand was pristinely white and the water was a ridiculous shade of turquoise and it was sheltered from the wind – so amazing! And the sun finally made an appearance just as we pulled in to the car park, so all was well. The water was beautifully crisp and we spent most of the morning there soaking it all up.
Then we stuck our heads in to the other beaches and bays along the drive out – Whistling Rock, Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay, which were both very very windy but still spectacular.
Climbing Frenchman Peak tempted us with it’s epic cave at the summit but we were watching the storm clouds rolling in so decided to head back in to town before it got too wet.
We fueled up, got a couple of food supplies and started our trip back west along the coastline. It dumped down with rain and thunder stormed on our drive over – really strange to drive in the rain, we haven’t had that in a while. On the way we stopped in at Stoke’s Inlet, but it was cloudy and a bit wet from the rain and was prominently a fishing spot so we just had a look at continued along the way. Munglinup Beach campsite was our destination – we turned on to a single lane bitumen road off the highway and took us most of the way, then it turned into a heavily corrugated track, but it was worth it when we got there. The camp spot was a tiny little arrangement of sites right behind the dunes and there was only a handful of people there. Shame it was so cold, wet and windy though! We set up the tarp and the tent and climbed the dunes to take in the view, and get phone reception to chat to the lads, before turning in early to stay out of the cold.