West Coast Day 139 - Kalbarri to Perth

Tuesday, Dec 08, 1998 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Leaving Kalbarri we took the coastal road along the cliff tops, stopping at every headland and lookout. The area offers spectacular scenery with massive waves smashing the red cliffs below. Some interesting landforms such as Natures Arch made good photographic subjects for us (and the many Christmas holiday tourists we are now encountering!).

Leaving town this road took us south-west through the towns of Port Gregory and Northhampton before reaching Geraldton. Our first priority in Geraldton was to find a windsurfer for hire for David. After the obligatory visit to the Tourist Information Bureau, we found a windsurfing gear and repair shop right on the beach at Point Moore. No one was windsurfing, there was not enough wind. We got a map of the area and checked out all the sailing spots. Finally we chose to stay at the Sun City Caravan Park on one of the most popular windsurfing beaches - and it was full of campers with sailboards. The word was that no one had even been in the water for over a week. Cyclone Billy and Thelma were affecting the normally windy conditions in Geraldton. We decided not to hire a board until the weather improved and hoped that would be tomorrow, according to the weather map interpretations at the local board shops.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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