Exmouth, where the outback meets the ocean.
What an amazing week.
Why Exmouth? Chez choose to come here last year to celebrate her 50th birthday. Thanks to Chez, Louise, Pat, John and Tracy for their feedback plus Craig Dougherty, Sue Welsh, Kate Thomson and Greg Young who also provided so much information plus my friend Lee Harris out at Bathurst in regard to the wild flowers at this time of the year which we hope to see during this coming week.
WHAT AN EYE OPENER! So much recent history behind the building of Exmouth. (You will have to look up Google, too much info for me to include)
Speaking to locals, they love the place and would never consider anywhere else to live. These locals include couples who have moved here from the Sunshine Coast Qld., Melbourne and Perth. However one business man I spoke to spends March to October here running his extensive boat tour business then moves to Freemantle for the summer months. Plus the huge number of seasonal workers who arrive every March and stay till October when they then move on to their premier summer work location with plans to return to Exmouth next March. Its so different, houses built from steel frames with corrugated iron cladding, designed to withstand the cyclones.
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Sunday’s excursion was a ‘Whaling experience’ at the Ningaloo Reef. It was a full day’s activity, we had hoped to swim with a ‘Whale Shark’ however the ‘Whale Shark’ season concluded in July and there were next to none being sighted during the latter part of August. June and I dived in with the rest of the group on this trip, did some snorkeling, some actually were in the water with the ‘Humpback Whales’. I was happy to get some pics.
We were back in Exmouth, near a small industrial area and here were these Rainbow Bee-Eaters. It should be obvious where they got their name from. Beautiful ‘Rainbow’ colours and they swoop down, catch and feed on Bees (and other insects). This is the first pic I’ve ever captured with a bee in its mouth.
Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News, Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla and Mollymook Ocean Swimmers