From our base camp on the Blackwood River, we continued our day trips, exploring the Margaret River Region, and popping out to Busselton and Dunsborough.
Dunsborough was a common holiday spot for us when I was growing up, taking the boat out on the ocean, fishing and generally relaxing. Dad talked to me excitedly on the phone, recounting lots of great stories, so we made sure that we visited the Busselton Jetty and some of the great beaches in the local area. I didn’t really feel like any of these places were familiar, but it was still really nice to know that I had history here. We snapped lots of photos to show mum and dad, trying to document each area we went to, hoping to capture some familiarity for them.
The weather was already starting to cool down, with Autumn upon us, so swimming wasn’t really an option, and the jackets and trackies were out of the Winter Box permanently now. The water still looked gorgeous and inviting though, and if it hadn’t been overcast, I may have given in to the boys pleas for a dip. We visited the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and took a walk to a lookout, spotting a pod of dolphins frolicking in the ocean. We watched until the sun began to set, and it became too cool to stay.