Trip Start May 31, 2005
57Trip End Aug 31, 2007
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We left Albany on a high, after seeing 6 southern right whales. We hoped we would see more on our journey, especially across the 'Southern Bight'. This is along the south coast, where many whales stop to have their babies.
Our next stop was Esperance, a town as pretty as its name. Not an awful lot to do, but a scenic loop drive, which we plan to do in the morning tomorrow.
We got up fairly early, as we have a bloody long drive ahead of us across the Nullarbor and we wnated to drive the scenic route first thing.
There were lots of lovely beaches to stop at on the circle loop. Obviously, it wasn't warm enough to sunbathe, so we were looking out for whales instead. We stopped at a bay called 'Salmon beach'. Got out the binoculars and started looking. I could see some rocks, but that was about it. Mike was in the car ready to leave, when my 'rocks' began to move. Turned out to be a whale of course. There were infact 2 playing together. We were chuffed as we were the only ones in the bay. We hiked up onto a rocky headland, where we could get a closer and better view of them. We sat for what seemed like hours, watching them play. There's a satisfying silence watching them slosh around. I guess there's respect for them too, knowing that they've swam all the way from the Antarctic to here. It's lovely seeing them so content in the warm water. We could've watched for ages. At the most, there were 2 other cars that pulled up and saw them. Otherwise, it was like our secret find. We drove off and completed the loop, stopping at a few more bays and a supposedly 'pink lake', which wasn't so pink.
Set off for the long drive across the treeless plains.