Western Australia – Day 15


Wow, now 2 weeks into our 3 week vacation. Boy has it gone by fast.

This morning we all awoke about 6.15am. We lazed for a bit then got out of bed and got moving – finishing packing and grabbing a quick breakfast before heading back down to the beach to see the dolphins again. Unfortunately they still hadn’t come in at 7.50 so we decided not to worry. When we were back at the room they arrived.

We took the last of our luggage over to the van and we were on the road by 8.30am for our last big day of travel.


I finished off my book and started the last of the Twilight books (I’ve been saving it since it’s the last). We stopped for lunch near a river and Christy found some rocks to play on.


Then back on the road – this time seeing some nice green countryside for a change.


We arrived at the caravan park at 2.30pm. We’ve got a nice (but basic) cabin with another ocean view.



The girls had a play at the park. There is also a huge aviary (we loved the lilac budgie which I’ll try to photograph tomorrow)



After unhitching the van we drove in Geraldton and around the town, then up to the memorial for the HMAS Sydney which was bombed and sunk in WWII, killing all 645 crew members. The wreck was only found last year. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour and have everything explained to us.

You can see your reflection in the honor roll to represent the sacrifice of the crew for us.


There is a seagull for every man killed on board.


This represents the bow of the HMAS Sydney – which ironically enough was not found with the wreckage.


And the waiting woman – looking for her loved one.


After this we got some petrol and headed back to the cabin. I started uploading photos, Amy checked her e-mail and Christy played at the park. At 6pm we went back up to the van for a BBQ dinner. Then time to finish loading blogs from the last couple of days.