My personal interpretation of the wind and waves…
Our first night was spent at Sandy Cape. Which is about 10 minutes North of Jurien Bay. It’s family friendly, and is adjacent to a beautiful beach and sand dunes. These bees were in Brian and Tessa’s garden, when we went to pick up our beloved Tessie. It was nearly 40 degrees and the poor little bees were desperately trying to find cool shade and safe landing spot. Lucky timing for this bug stalker… On our second day we spent a few hours at our old beach stomping grounds/oasis in Greenhead. Tessie has been with us during our camping adventure. She slept in a tent for the very first time. She’s also become a bit of a shadow. Everywhere I go, she goes. If I start walking, she’s right beside me. This also includes going to the washroom.
I squat in a bush…she literally poops beside me. Which was awkward.
She also drove the car and got us stuck. We met up with a couple of old friends, who took us to this private (locals only) beach for some fishing and relaxation. It was such a beautiful sunset… Tessie nearly got killed by one of the other dogs. I’m slightly exaggerating, but things did escalate rather quickly. Thankfully someone jumped in… Tessie is fine. Just not top dog in this lot! Apparently there is a larger breed of puffer fish, that can grow to be one meter in length and will bite off your fingers. Which is absolutely insane. I made sure the guys tossed them back into the ocean unharmed (they are a pain when fishing).
We stopped on the way home to admire this valley. There are thousands of these “tall boys” that have sprouted out of the sand. They can grow to be 600 years old, and only grow at a rate of 1 cm per year. They are quite a common site in Western Australia, however knowing these facts I suddenly have even more respect for them. They are quite quirky to look at, and yet they were also incredibly useful during pioneering times. The seeds were ground into flour and many other parts of the plants were processed to help industry. They can also lead the most observant people to a grub mecca beneath the ground.
Tessie has returned to Perth with us for a little while. It’s nice to have our little family back together. She’s here to help keep my company as some days when I am home and Mike is away, I can get really sad. It’s nice to have some company and feel love when the day winds down.
Our weekend was really relaxing. I didn’t shower, wear deodorant, makeup or brush my teeth very regularly. It’s nice to disconnect from the churn and grind of the city and appreciate nature… It’s peaceful to listen to the waves and hear the wind howl around the tent in the middle of the dark night.
We also were witness to the milk way our first evening. It was stunning, emense, powerful…
Western Australia is an amazing place.
Have you been here? What did you love most?
Are you from Western Australia? Please, let me know where you’re from, tell me what it’s like. I’d love to know.