Danny and Anna's Round The World Trip 2005 travel blog

Paradise me thinks

The beach and the range

Checking out the hotties

Yardie Creek

Yardie Creek #2

Coral impression

You little nipper

Today we went on our tour of the north west cape to explore beaches, gorges and the Cape Range National Park. Marita acted as our tour guide and very good she was too.

Our first stop was Mangrove Bay where we intended to see some flying wildlife in amongst the mangrove swamp. Unfortunately the birds didn't seem to want to play so we quickly headed off for North T-Bone Bay where we stopped to have a drink and a quick stroll down to the first beach of the day.

Our next stop was the magical Turquoise Bay. The beach and the sea looked like a picture of paradise and in fact we think the white sand and the azure waters are more appealing than those of Thailand. With the reef only a hundred metres out and the backdrop of the Cape Range this stretch of the coast was simply stunning. I had to give the sea a try and although quite cool it was the perfect tonic for the increasing temperature.

We stopped at Sandy Bay for a much needed lunch where the rolling waves breaking on the reef were the only sounds to be heard. After this we headed to what is the end of the coast road (unless you are driving a 4x4 vehicle and want to risk driving across the sandbar which is the entrance for Yardie Creek) to head off on an hours hike along the top of the Yardie Creek gorge. Fantastic views of the winding creek and the sighting of black footed wallabies made our time here even more special.

We began the drive back with an ever watchful eye spotting for kamikaze kangaroo and emu and now act as Roo Patrol. We stopped at the Jurabi turtle breeding station for an interesting insight into life of the turtle before arriving at our last stop of the day the north west cape lighthouse for sunset.

An action packed day comes to an end.

Day 191 complete

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