Pinnacles, sand dunes and sunrise

Trip Start Apr 14, 2012
Trip End Dec 21, 2012

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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2nd May

Back on the road - and it felt good. Our next stop was "The Pinnacles" at Nambung National Park. We spent the afternoon exploring the bizarrely shaped limestone formations in the dessert.  The late afternoon light made magnificent shadows and shapes on the ground.  And the low cloud coverage added to the shapes, light and patterns that were everywhere you looked. Then we drove through to a beach side town called Jurian Bay arriving at dusk. We slept well with the sound of waves crashing against the beach. In the morning we all got up with the sun and explored a massive sand dune system. It was amazing. Kids loved running and rolling down them and the colours of the morning changed and reflected on the sands, was unexpected and beautiful. This is what Astrid wrote about Jurian Bay –

Last night we pulled up just before dark and Amon and I played on the beach. We just thought it was your average beach but the next morning we went for a walk along the beach and found rock pools and a lagoon- it was crystal clear and blue. There were cliffs we looked over into the crystal clear water and we saw a huge browny reddy jellyfish, about as big as a football!- it looked amazing. Then when we climbed down again it was in the lagoon part we could go up so close we could touch it- dad touched its top but no one else dared to. We could see it had caught a small fish that was still flapping its fins. Also there were these HUUUUGE sand dunes that were practically mountains of sand- we climbed them and slid, ran and rolled down them for nearly half an hour. Scattered among the dunes were prints from lots of animals. Dad took some pictures-if they turn out we’ll post them and you can guess or research what might have made them. We think there was a wallaby, a kangaroo, an emu, a small bird, a possum, a dog, a human and a car. There is also a snake track but its really hard to see in the photo.
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greta on

I'm so jealous! I'm missing you both!

Minna on

maybe it was a penguin that flew over from the north pole!

Rieke on

Looks like you are having a great time! The dunes look like snow, that's how white they are on teh photos. We loved the tracks. Love from all of us

Tiffany on

Hi Sharon, Ant, Astrid and Amon,
It sounds like you are all having a fabulous time. I really like reading your blog and seeing your photos. I have been to the Pinnacles so those photos brought back some special memories for me. Those sand dunes look awesome!
Keep having wonderful adventures!
Love Tiff xx Karen says hi too! xx

ma2d2 on

Hello beautiful people,
Loving the updates from you and the pictures too.
Great to see all of you, you look fabulous.
Thank you for sharing your terrific trip... triumphs and travails too!
Hoping you continue enjoying your adventure.
Lots of love from your long lost friend on the other side of the Indian ocean. :)

Chey on

Oh my loves! it looks like you are the most wonderful of adventures!! LOVE LOVE Love XX Cx

Leanne on

Loving following your adventures! Hoping to see more posts from Astrid! What a great writer :~)

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