Down the South-West coast

Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
Trip End Dec 01, 2011

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Alexandria Bridge campsite

Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Friday, February 18, 2011

We were awake bright and early and brushed our teeth and were pretty much off right away. We made it to our next stop, Margaret River, in no time and checked the information place for things to do in the area. There's mostly just wineries to visit and because neither of us drink wine we decided we would check out a cave or two in the area. So after a quick stop in town we headed a bit more south and stopped at the Calgarup cave (I think that's how it's spelt, or close enough anyway). The cave has no lighting so we were given flashlights and a helmet with a lamp and sent on our own to tour it. There were two corners to check out and it was cool to be in these caves all by ourselves, there was no one else there at that time. We almost stepped on a couple frogs that sat on the wooden path through the cave and we saw a couple creepy crawlers and some shrimp-like things in a bit of water but other than that we were the only things in there. When we got to the end of the first path there was a bench and a sign suggesting you shut your lights off, so we did and we sat in the pitch black for a while, almost falling asleep in the calmness and then trying to creep eachother out in the pitch black.
The other path had the water around it and when we shone our flashlights into the water it reflected the light and shapes of the rocks on the ceiling which was fun to do as we walked along the path. All the formations hanging from the ceiling and forming from the ground were just like what we saw in Ipoh in Malaysia but it was still cool in these much smaller caves.
After that we decided we could make it to the tip of the coast where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean before we had to find another place to stay. We made it there with just enough time to drive out to the lighthouse and admire the coast along the way. We stopped to take pictures along the way with the lighthouse in the background first before we got there. When we got there and realized it would be $30 for us to go in and walk around the place (which we could see from the gates anyway) we decided it wasn't worth it for us and opted to walk over the rocks at the old wagon wheel site right beside. We saw a bunch of crabs running away from us through the cracks in the big rocks and a million snails attached to them as well. Did I mention the coast and that spot was BEAUTIFUL!?
After we were done admiring the coast we went back past town and found a great little campsite with minimal fees for our second night on the road. We treated ourselves to steak and potatoes for supper, delicious!
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