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The wind was making its presence felt from the early hours of this morning on the Cape. It was enough to rule out some planned activities including a tidal boat trip out of Cygnet Bay cancelled due to the choppy waters.
We took a drive along the beach allocated to fishing.
These fellows are demonstrating what it’s like to tempt crocodiles from deeper beach waters.
On a clear day, the lighthouse stands white and proud.
The beach ride required 18 psi on the tyres (note how well I’m picking up the jargon after 8 weeks on the road). Here’s where we pumped up again.
Thence it was on to Cygnet Bay where the tide was rushing in over the mangroves. We checked out the pearl farm guided tour in lieu of the boat trip.
As I write there are still spot fires emerging and being managed as they occur. It’s handy having a UHF radio and listening in on what’s happening.
And so to the tip of the Dampier Peninsula with sand roads for the first half and bitumen on the home stretch. For a region in winter it sure is heating up. It was still 35 degrees at 6.30 this evening.
We made tracks to the lighthouse and down to the eastern beach soon after we arrived, then across to the other side of the peninsula to absorb some more red sand moments as the sun set.
This is where we’re headed tomorrow.
North to Cape Leveque.
For three nights.