February 15 - 17, 2013...Cape Le Grand, WA

56k's up the road and we have already reached our destination.  Kev and I are hoping that there will be camping spots available at Cape Le Grand National Park.  You cannot prebook this camping area and the camping positions available are on a first come first serve basis.  We just happened to rock up at the most opportune time!  "Kev, I hate to say I told you so but I knew that passing those camper vans along the way was a GREAT idea"….YEAH!…(fist pump) :) Not only did Kev and I secure a camp site, but, we actually scored the coolest site at Cape Le Grand Beach…fancy that!  Our site is surrounded by twisted paperbark trees that form nooks and crannies, that make you feel like playing "hide and seek" and also shelter us from the sea breezes.   The beach is absolutely amazing, hey let me say that, sorry sing that in a high pitch again... AMAZINNGGG! Even though we only rode 56 clicks up the road after a 2 night break… it is a "no brainer"!  We have decided to stay here for 3 nights, and soak in the beauty that surrounds us.  $9 per night per person is our cost.  We have flushing toilets and solar heated showers, Paperbark tree privacy, gas bbq's, running water that you need to boil before drinking, an amazing white sand beach that we can even ride our bikes on, a picnic bench (score), crystal clear warm turquoise waters to swim and play in, clean crisp salty sea air, soothing crashing Southern Ocean waves, friendly wildlife, friendly campers and most of all each other.  Kev and I are just kicking back, soaking it all in.  The first night I saw a kangaroo hop down onto the beach…really fantastic,  just like in the tourist advertising!  Today we took a hike and then we rode around to Lucky Bay and saw an Emu with 8 teen birds run through the bush lands, frill necked lizards basking in the warmth of the day refusing to move from the center of the road, and snakes slithering up the banks of the sandy dunes.  At night our camp site comes to life with tens of donut sized brown spotted crabs cautiously emerging from the surrounding ocean scrub brush, green spotted brown frogs, and scrub mice all foraging for tastey morsels. As our lazy days and star filled nights roll by I really do not want to leave, but there is a window of cooler weather that has descended on the Nullarbor and if we stay any longer we could miss it.

 

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Setting up camp

Setting up camp

Our camp site is directly to the right of this sign behind the paperbark trees!  Sweet!

Our camp site is directly to the right of this sign behind the paperbark trees!  Sweet!

Cape Le Grand Beach...can you believe it?!

Cape Le Grand Beach...can you believe it?!

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One more shot of this amazing warm water...Ahhh!

One more shot of this amazing warm water...Ahhh!

Cape Le Grand fire danger rating sign.

Cape Le Grand fire danger rating sign.

Our camp site came with cool Aboriginal tree art!

Our camp site came with cool Aboriginal tree art!

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Crabs visited us at night.

Crabs visited us at night.

Cat calls this guy a Rhino beetle as he had a horn on the front of him.

Cat calls this guy a Rhino beetle as he had a horn on the front of him.

Cat testing out her new fisheye lens...This is how Cat got the shot!...ha ha ha

Cat testing out her new fisheye lens...This is how Cat got the shot!...ha ha ha

Cat cooking dinner with left overs for brekky and lunch tomorrow!

Cat cooking dinner with left overs for brekky and lunch tomorrow!

Wow!...Certainly a fashion statement Kev!

Wow!...Certainly a fashion statement Kev!

Hiking over to Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand

Hiking over to Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand

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Lucky Bay

Lucky Bay

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Amazing stormy sunset sky last night at Cape Le Grand

Amazing stormy sunset sky last night at Cape Le Grand

Leaving...Today we start our trek across the Nullarbor

Leaving...Today we start our trek across the Nullarbor