AWOWA: A Week of WA #207:49:00
Hello there. Its so nice to have you back for day two of AWOWA.
Today its scenic fest of photographic delights all the way from Geographe Bay, Busselton. This is no tiny, quaint seaside village. In fact, if it weren't for the beach you would think you were in suburbia in any old city. However, the beach always calls and we found it and it was beautiful as you will see from the pictures.
History tells me that this area was quite a hub of activity back in the day being one of the major ports for this side of the country.
The big tourist draw card is of course the Busselton Pier or Jetty if you want to be technically correct which is the longest timber pier in the southern hemisphere, at a measly 1.8km long. They even have a little locomotive train to take you to the end and back, but at 11$ a pop, we decided to walk it. It only cost us $2.00 each to enter onto the pier which goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of this piece of history. Along the way are historical placards to read and once you get to the end there is a glass, underwater viewing platform 8m beneath the pier. We would have loved to have taken Hugh to have a look but it was going to cost us over $40 to do so. Lucky for Hugh though, Cam located a few fishermen having some luck with their lines along the pier and Hugh thought it was the bees knees, I even spotted a dolphin and this my friends was free.
We topped off the morning at one of the little kiosks/ coffee shops with an iced coffee and ice-cream.
Eagle Bay is also a beautiful spot down South which we just so happened to stumble upon. It was postcard perfect like in the advertising you see for a tropical island holiday in QLD. The water was calm, (it is always flat and calm around here) and it was sparkling and inviting and I wish I had of been wearing my togs so I could have had a swim with the kids. However I was loving just sitting and watching, adding to the freckle collection and taking it all in as it really was beautiful. That sand is amazing between your toes.
Lots of fun to be had on the jumping pillow at the caravan park where we stayed in Busselton.
Been to Busselton before? Did you walk or train it on the pier?
How good is the water in these parts?
See you tomorrow for more...
Thanks for visiting today