Back to the Coast

Trip Start Mar 07, 2011
Trip End Aug 28, 2011

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Esperance Bay Holiday Park

Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Friday, March 25, 2011

We headed for the coast and were not disappointed when we arrived at Esperance. We booked into the Esperance Bay Holiday Park for 2 nights and hadn't finished setting up when we decided to stay an extra night.
Esperance has magificant scenery, beautiful beaches, the colour of the water has to be seen to be believed and the trip along the Great Ocean Drive is something we will never forget. Cape Le Grand National Park was fantastic and again it is a must see.  I wonder how many times on our trip we will use that phrase!
After stocking up on bait we headed off to catch dinner. After a couple of moves we ended up on a little jetty, so narrow that it was actually a bit scary. Well, to cut a long story short, the whiting came on the bite and we had 5 when disaster hit - as Ray was gettting more bait he accidently knocked his rod off the jetty and into the water, Ray's comment  "*#@#.. there goes my $200 reel".  Even though we had caught dinner, we were fairly downhearted as we left the jetty. Have to say dinner was beautiful, home made fish and chips.
During the night Ray did some serious thinking about how to retrieve his rod and reel and after a trip to the fishing tackle shop and the purchase of a surf sinker we returned to the scene of the crime. The water was too deep to see the bottom but Ray thought he could see something and after numerous attempts.... BINGO, up comes the rod and reel attached to the surf sinker.Ray spent the next couple of hours pulling the reel to pieces and after a lot of cleaning, drying and greasing,  the reel was back to normal, so good that when we went fishing again today Ray caught 5 whiting.
Tomorrow we head west but we are not sure exactly where we will be staying.
We have met so many great people along the way,we wish they were all going our way so we could meet up again.

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