We woke up and packed up the tent before heading back on the road to Kalbarri via the Pink Lake. The Pink Lake is, as it’s name suggests pink, this is due to the beta carotene that occurs naturally in it, this is the same colouring that makes flamingos pink. The photos don’t do it justice but suffice to say the lake is actually quite pink.
The difference in water colour
We continued the drive to Kalbarri stopping off a couple of lookouts on the way, this provided us with the opportunity to spot some dolphins and also see in the distance where whales were breaching. We had a short walk to see a natural bridge and also stop on a beach. We then had a wander around Kalbarri and tea and cake (there’s a surprise…) before heading to our campsite at ‘Big River Ranch’ this, as the name suggests, is a ranch and had a particularly horsey feel to it.
Boats in Kalbarri
The natural bridge on the way to Kalbarri
Day 212 - Stromatolites
We packed up the tent and headed to church in Kalbarri, the service started at 9am so gave us plenty of time in the afternoon, we stopped off for tea on the beach before driving up to Denham. We stopped off on the way at Hamelin Pool which is famed for it’s Stromatolites, these are prehistoric life forms that produce oxygen via photo synthesis and were one of the first life forms on earth, the water in which these flourish is warm, has a high salt content and is virtually clear. The Stromatolites themselves look just like rocks, however there were some good fish around them and a jelly fish which were providing much more entertainment, to some of the children also visiting.
The viewing walkway
Stromatolites and fish
A typical Australian road, long, straight, sunny
We continued on and arrived at Denham, our campsite had very hard ground; the office had a selection of drills on offer to borrow if required, although our mallet did the job. In the evening we went for a walk around the Denham water front.
Until Next time
Till Next time
David & Joanna
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