Today planning on having a nature day and heading to Yanchep National Park with Claire, Mark and their little one Sadie who is 5months old and a cutie baby. Well behaved too! It’s not very far from Tamara’s, but is from where they’re staying in Mandurah as takes them about hour half to get to me. Great they managed to get the car.
We arrive about 11 in time to go on the first tour of Crystal Cave, which is intetesting to see the huge and different lookinh stalagtites and we get bit of a science lesson to on them and how 20years ago there was a running steam going through them. The guide is very ozzy and cool guy doing the usual comparisons of the caves to animals and famous people lol.
After the cave we visit the koala viewing area, which is really nice set-up with 10 cute koalas who live there as WA isn’t their nstural habitat. They are larger than expected and so still you would think they weren’t real just hugging the trees with water pumps spraying around them cooling them down. Chilled way of life lol and they apparently can store their food for 5 days. It’s super hot walking about so we head to Yanchep Inn to cool down and have a beer before finding our spot for the bbq. We are really lucky as we walk around the lake we see quite a few kangaroos chilling in the bushes. One with a baby joey so cute! They seem quite inquisitive and we chuck them a sausage and left over burger. The area is full of birds too with parrots, ducks and cockatoo sitting about so very cool.
After a lush barbie we drive to the Yanchep Lagoon an amazing white beach with super blue water, which is kept clear by a wall of rocks where the waves crash in. Whilst it looks really calm the currents are still very strong and its really hard to swim out to them – resistance swimming – plus laughing too much and keep swallowing the water lol. We stay there until about 6ish before making the drive back to meet Tamara and crew at Kalais beach to get the end of the sunset, which is full of colours tonight.
7th January 2016