With Mike looking south towards Perth longing for the cooler weather, me looking a few hundred km north to camp on the beach at Cape Leveque, and the boys just wanting to swim.We found our compromise by staying in a unit at Cape Leveque, what luxury to have a bed you could walk around!
And where is Cape Leveque I hear you say! Well I can best describe its location as the very top left hand corner of Australia.
It was well worth the drive to spend time on these pristine beaches. On the first afternoon we meet up with Ronelle and Matt who were camped under the beach huts. As we all swam and the kids played, we watched Humpback whales doing incredible breeching in the distance. What a performance and what a sunset!!
We went to One Arm Point for the day which is a community that run a trochus hatchery. Trochus shell are only permitted to be collected by the local aborigines, some are exported to Italy to make buttons, some polished up for tourist and the rest are ground down and put in makeup, paint and many other products giving that mother of pearl shimmer. Had a great guided tour by a local through the hatchery which has large tanks holding turtles and fish for the pet market and for show.
We spent the afternoon snorkelling at the swimming beach looking out over the Buccaneer Archipelago (found out a few days later there was a 4m croc hanging about the area!!). Saw many turtle shells littered about the shore that the locals have caught and cooked up on the beach. We did some fishing but seemed to spend more time untangling Tom’s line than fishing!!
I love doing Yoga outside early before the heat of the day, and every spot seems to come with a bit of a challenge against me and nature! Sometimes flies, sometimes ants but the hardest to deal with for me is mossies and this spot was swarming with them. It was a very tight fit in the tiny unit!
As we spent the last morning at the swimming beach (eastern side with the huts) Mike worked out which hut we would stay in when we returned! I think he was glad we made the effort.