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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Margaret River- Cape to Cape

This is an area in WA, right at its southern most part, which is famous for its wineries and its food. We relegated both of those to the hours after dark and concentrated on exploring the whole area from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. 
We stayed at Cape Lodge, a beautiful vineyard with gardens, fabulous luminous plants, a restaurant to die for, overlooking a small dam, and vineyards galore. Trimmed and tied back in an orderly fashion they transported me to the vineyards of the Lavaux in Switzerland painted by my friend Marjolijn Thie- ter Beek.
We passed famous vineyards, Cullens, Vasse Felix, the Cheeky Monkey and relished the thought of trying some of their wines that night. Then we headed off down the coast line to Prevelly, the mouth of the Margaret River and we watched with awe as the waves hurtled up and crashed on the beach. This was a surfers paradise and there were a lot in the water managing to tame the waves in ways I know not.

She is a mother with a baby dolphin suckling from her, permanently on the rock, from which she was carved overlooking this awesome coastline.
The mouth of the Margaret River, one of the cleanest rivers in Australia

Everywhere we went we encountered breathtaking coastlines and this is one which is particularly special as I will relate in my next blog. We headed inland to Margaret River, the town of the area and enjoyed a stroll down its main street, before heading off to the Boranup Forest with its majestic Karri trees growing to over 100 ft.

 We travelled down the coast to Augusta and finally Cape Leeuwin - to visit the tallest Lighthouse in Australia and where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.

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