Our Sandy Adventure

Another gorgeous morning walk. Today I walked  to Duchies Beach – about a 50min round trip.

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Back home (via Baker’s Delight) there was a berry smoothie for breakfast.

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Then it was time to get ready for todays adventure.

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Yep, we’re going on a private sand dune safari in this here Hummer (from the US Army).

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It was so beautiful on Stockton Beach.

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Christy did the pipi dance…

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but only Warren, our tour guide, managed to find some.

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We then got to watch them burying themselves back in the sand.

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There were quite a few seagulls and turns on the beach, and these oyster catchers (who catch pippies here).

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There was also a few bluebottles on the beach.

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There was lots of sand and bright blue sky.

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And there was the collecting of some shells.

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We also got to the visit Tin City.

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It started out as a fishing village in the 1930’s but currently only has one fulltime resident.

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Scenes from Mad Max where filmed here.

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We also saw the collections of pipi shells. These are leftover from the fishermen, but there are some from a much older aboriginal settlement.

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Then there are the sand dunes themselves. So amazing. No idea how Warren was able to see the right path to take.

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The highlight of the tour for Christy was getting to go sandboarding. She had a lot of fun going down but really struggled coming back up. You can’t really see the height of the dunes but hopefully the photos give you some idea of the scale of the place.

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She went down & up just twice.

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You can see by the bright red face what hard work it was.

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After our tour we got a family photo.

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Then headed over to Salamander for some lunch. I just had some honey roast vegetables. So yummy.

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We then took a stroll down to the wharf – something we always do when eating here.

 

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The remainder of the afternoon was spent lazing about, trying to stay cool. Dinner was nachos made by Athena.

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The girls and I then went down to have a swim. But it was quite windy, and the with sun now gone, we quickly headed into the spa, which was considerably warmer. It was a very nice end to what has been a lovely day.

If you’d like to see more our Sand Dune Safari don’t forget to check out the video below.

 

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