We've just returned from 9 nights out at Steep Point, and 6 in Denham itself. Organising the trip was a fair bit of work to ensure we had enough fuel, water, food and firewood and that the 3 trailers made it out there without any damage, but the effort was well and truly rewarded. Here's what we got up to:
After fueling up at the Overlander, we entered the Shark Bay World Heritage Area
First nights stop; Hamelin Station Stay. After an uneventful 9 hour drive from Perth we were happy to have arrived
Heading out to Steep Point the following morning on Useless Loop Road
The first of a few issues with vehicles; replacing fan belts
After setting up camp, we headed out in the tinny for a quick troll. An hour later we had a Shark Mackerel and Spaniard.
The next mornings sunrise. We caught plenty of these due to young Oliver waking early. We left both boats in the water each night.
Our camper trailer and Land Cruiser set up with Ocean views. The solar panels did very well again.
Lots of amazing stars when you are away from the light pollution
Relaxing around the fire. We had enough wood for a fire every night, except the first
The back of our 80 Series Land Cruiser
Living the camping dream
Our Camp site at Shelter Bay. The largest site, furthest west and called Wellard
Skip jack point. It was blowing a gale, otherwise this is a great spot to see marine life
The most incredible orange sand
Daniel replacing some flogged shock absorber bushes
Oliver having a shoulder ride from Granddad
Skip jack point lookout
Oliver learning to walk
Cape Peron. There are worse places to spend an afternoon!
An Emu with 4 chicks
The Artesian hot springs that were extremely hot!
A little Hawk on the way back into Denham
One final sunset at Denham
We live in the most amazing country in the world; with so much to see you've just got to plan it and go. I'll put up more posts in the future covering each location, but I'd love to hear from you below.