The camp kitchen was very well equipped. We sat here and used the free wi-fi!
We didn’t try the pool, but it did look very clean.
On arriving, the lady behind the counter was extremely helpful and knowledgable about the area, the gentlemen was also good at guiding hubby onto our site; # 104.
After setting up the van and catching up on some wasting, we headed off on the Food Trail that runs around the farms in Carnarvon.
Then we went to One Mile Jetty. Built in 1897, this jetty was the first port in Australia where livestock were transported regularly by sea.
We would have loved to walk out on this jetty, but at $10 for the family (walking) or $30 on the train, we didn’t. We are having a hard time with the prices of things in Western Australia and this was no exception. We have walked quite a few jetty’s but haven’t had to pay until now, so we just took a few photos, read the board and continued our drive around the town.
As we soon found out, there wasn’t that much in the town, so we headed to Woolworths to top up on food. This would have to be one of the smallest and unfriendliest Woolworths we have ever been too. The staff were sour, the checkouts were very tight, barely fitting a trolley down them, and the conveyor belts were broken.
Then we headed back to the caravan park and had a restful evening by the pool, using the free wi-fi.
Today we had a little sleep in before heading on a longish drive (75km north) to the Quobba Point Blowholes. This is where huge, powerful ocean swells force water through caves causing jets of water to erupt into the air.
It goes without say, but you had to be careful of the coastline. The huge waves were constantly crashing against the cliffs and the rocky ground was full of little holes.
Looking the other way, was lots of little pools full of sea water. When the big waves came in, they filled up these little pools.
After watching these blowholes for awhile, we headed off in the car and drove a little further towards the coast, to the protected lagoon. This is a great place to swim and snorkel and is very well protected from the huge waves.
The boys were playing in the edge of the water doing a little snorkelling when a lady from the group next to us, limped back from the deeper water. She had stepped on a piece of coral or a rock and it had stuck into her heel. It was bleeding quite badly and she was obviously in a bit of pain, so we decided not to take the boys out into the deeper water, as we don’t have any reef shoes to protect our feet.
Then we headed back to the van for another restful evening and taking advantage of the free wi-fi. Here are some more photos of the Wintersun Caravan Park, taken as we were leaving the following morning.