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Dec 6, 2005 - Monkey Mia - the home of the Dolphins!

Decided not to stop at Coral Bay (the weather was against us) and headed straight to Shark Bay. Got as close as we could before the dark set in, that was the Overlander Roadhouse. We got up early as it was cold. We were in Monkey Mia before 7.30 and it was 150km. We had to stand around and wait for the dolphins, that were later than usual. Pretty inconsiderate of them, didn't they know we had a schedule to keep to? Steve had a little snooze on the beach, but Lenka was to excited. After 1hr30 of waiting they finally turned up for their food....

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Tripping 2005/06

Aug 21, 2005 - Day 2 & 3

We went to Kalbarri National Park on the second day and did a trek into Z-bend gorge and we went to see Nature's Window and shell beach which (obviously) is a beach covered in tiny shells. We stayed at a sheep station, in the shearers rooms and cooked marshmallows over a campfire, and sat around drinking beer and chatting. Day three we went to Monkey Mia, where wild dolphins swim right into the shore on the beach, they come so close you could touch them but obviously are not allowed as they are wild and could bite, but it was cool to see...

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Apr 8, 2005 - Perth to Coral Bay

Got up early to start our trip up North. First stop was the Pinnacles Desert to look at the naturally formed "statues". After this we hopped off in Geraldton for a couple of nights. The purpose of our stop was to see the Abrolhos Islands, 40km off land. As you can see we chartered a plane which Sarah flew. The islands are steeped in shipwreck history (hence the plane to the islands), they are beautiful pristine coral atols and we spent a long time snorkelling around them. After Geraldton it was off to Coral Bay. On the way we stopped at...

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Dec 28, 2004 - MONKEY MIA

DAY 3: Day 3 was an early start to get to the World Heritage listed Shark Bay area (yes, there are lots of them there - over 18 different species I think!) The aim was to arrive in Monkey Mia in time for the first dolphin feed of the day. Monkey Mia is basically home to a group of wild dolphins who have learnt to come up to the beach over the last twenty-odd years, and can now be fed by hand. There are three feeds throughout the morning and members of the public are chosen to come and feed a fish to them. Unfortunately, I didn't get chosen...

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