Southern Coastline Day 190 - Esperance to Adelaide

Friday, Jan 29, 1999 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Today we further explored the cliffs and views whilst making our way down the coast. On the other side of Sceale Bay where we camped last night we could see a magnificent headland - Point Labat. It is a conservation area reserved to protect the only Australian mainland colony of sea-lions. We spent at least an hour at the viewing platform watching the seals play and swim and sleep.

The brochures from the tourist office portray this area to be rich in fishing and good for windsurfing but so far we find the waters of the bays too protected from the wind and also too shallow. At each town we've enquired about where do the locals windsurf and we are told that no one goes in the water because of the sharks - 8ft bronze whalers and big white pointers … Ummmm.

The weather today is shocking, cloudy, gusty and cool. We took lots of photos yesterday but today have kept it to just the video. By the time we finally made it to Coffin Bay (50kms before Point Lincoln) on the western side of the penninsula, we were completely exhausted. Last night it didn't get dark until 9.30pm due to the time zone change and we stayed up until 1am. We're paying for it now though!
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
Always working not enough travelling!
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