Fwd: AMOs on tour Day 94- 18/10/11

Wednesday, Nov 02, 2011 at 13:24

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> From: Guy Amedee
> Date: October 29, 2011 6:49:24 AM GMT+08:00
> To: Patricia Amedee
> Subject: Fwd: AMOs on tour Day 94- 18/10/11
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>> From: Guy Amedee
>> Date: October 28, 2011 4:37:18 PM GMT+08:00
>> To: "blogs@exploroz.com"
>> Subject: AMOs on tour Day 94- 18/10/11
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>> Day 94 18/10 good to have a shower and do some washing and of course, had to watch the rugby but caravan park a bit hectic.
>> Short trip to Point Quobba. Blowhole was shooting high and waves crashed on rugged coastline, this is dangerous part of coast. Nearby is the site of wreck of HMAS Sydney and memorial cairn. Miles of high rock platforms further to north to Quobba Station.
>> Owner explained the finer points of shore based game fishing. In earlier months winds are often offshore and with use of gas filled balloons bait is carried beyond the reef to big fish. Had many photos so guess it works!
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>> Camped back at P Quobba for $5.50 for 2/night. Plenty of space, unbelievable sunsets and lagoon provided wonderful calm water snorkeling.
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>> Day 95 wind pretty severe, needed annex for sure
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>> Day 96 wind calmed down, fishing, walking, fire and damper.
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>> Day 97 snorkeled in the lagoon at low tide, it was great but I bet so much better at high tide, really big fish, crystal clear and very sheltered.
>> Headed to the world heritage site of shark bay. Had taken it too easy today and at 5pm. stopped at whalebone bay. Just as well it was great cos it was too late to find anything else. Permit was needed from visitors center.
>> Picked out a good spot a bit out of wind was about to move the chairs forward to take in the sunset when a young couple started pitching their tent right in front! There were so many other places not in our way! had to laugh at them as they struggled against the elements.
>> Fishing was good around the point, the onshore wind just went up and over our heads.
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>> Day 98 Only a 1 night only stay and advised to leave early for monkey Mia . People warned us saying it was too commercial but I thought it was great. The rangers controlling the feeding and picking out random people to feed the dolphins was fine. Besides, guy got picked to feed, so I helped, being his "friend". After nearly 100 days and still his friend!
>> Camping there would have set us back $37 or $50 for beach front.
>> Found a good spot in Francois Peron NP at Herald Bight on the east wind protected side for $14/ night. Camping is on the beach, everyone spreads out, so v private. Beach boat launching right in front, heaven!
>> Saw turtles and sea snakes, sea grass meadows but no dugongs!
>> Just got comfy in our spot and realise fridge has died! Sat arvo 2pm, 50 km from Denham! Ah! Should have packed a spare cord!
>> Found great auto electrician who had replacement cord so head back.
>> Alas at entrance to NP a campervan had just exploded in flames. The poor young couple lost all but were unscathed, thank god!
>> Had to wait for fire engine to hose it down before we could pass.
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>> Day 99 magic place! Sand however gets into everything!
>> Day 100 !!!!!!! Land mark day!
>> Caught a huge fish, 80cm blowfish guy thinks, all his blowfish mates hovered around too, all fretting when I took away their mate! He didn't look too flash when I put him back in water but they gave him nips on his back and pretty soon he was on his way. Altho poisonous still biggest fish I've ever caught.
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>> Day101/102 Crabbing is so easy, plenty here making a great feed!
>> Birds everywhere feeding out towards horizon, sharks or dolphins are herding baitfish.
>> Also close to shore lots of big fish were breaking surface. I caught 4 fish in 15 mins. Guy caught huge longtom which broke surface a no. of times putting up good fight!
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>> Day 103 26/10/11 Happy birthday Gloria!
>> A storm is brewing off the coast. Severe weather Warnings are issued for geraldton to carnarvon, due to hit coast at 8 am. Looks clear but we start packing up at 6.30, j.i.c!
>> Herald bight is definitely in the top 5 places to camp, 5 nights and it's hard to leave.
>> Jobs to do in Denham, auto electrics!
>> The Discovery Center is an imposing building and v. worthwhile, even at the hefty $11 fee and not just to ride out the storm which eventually hit at lunchtime!
>> Sat and watched a thoroughly riveting series of interviews with about 20 people in the area, experts in their fields from Hamelin Pool, to dolphin management, to a sponge scientist and to a couple on Dirk Hartog island. Fantastic overview of whole area!
>> Camped at Whalebone. Only a couple of caravans up high so we chose a spot low to the water which couldn't be built out! Neap tide time so should be ok!
>> Day 104 27/10/11 A quiet night spent at whalebone Bay. Camped down low to the water we missed much of the wind. Guy was up early fishing on the point, hooked up with a ray which proved hard to get off and chased all other fish away.
>> I had a walk up the limestone cliffs where a Brahminy kite thought I was a bit close to her nest and hovered over me till I left.
>> Visited shell beach at the narrow pt of the peninsular where the electric feral proof fence runs across. Still lots of rabbits tho!
>> Stromatolites, one of the many reasons Shark Bay is a world heritage site. These living rocks aren't the most beautiful or captivating things but we can appreciate the importance of these single celled micro organisms, Cyanobacteria. Where is the 2nd place they occur I wonder?
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