Headed north again, but not far only 80kms – thought we’d give another station a go on the coast. A much nicer drive in, with lovely wild flowers and a wider road. 11 kms from Quobba we saw the famous blowholes and they were extremely exciting, tossing huge plumes of sea into the air with a mighty noise. There were warnings everywhere about King waves and how they kill and there was a plaque to someone who was swept off the rocks. It was low tide and safe, but this thrilling place would be even more exciting at high tide.
A short drive to Quobba, which is a sheep station of 180,000 acres, 80 kms of coast and 17kms wide, running 9000 sheep. Camping and many forms of accommodation is their other livelihood. Once again, no trees, low shrubs and grasses, nothing startling in the area for camping. The Indian Ocean is the draw card here and it is truly magnificent. Set up, finding the best way to position the van, with protection from the Easterly, then the Westerly and later on the Northerlys!!!!
Walked both days along the beach, each day in the opposite direction and collected shells and dead coral for Rhys and Heath’s “Show and Tell”.
We put a sign up saying “Magno Men welcome” and one day, to our surprise, we saw ANOTHER MM arriving, waving to all our other guys, who welcomed him with open arms. “Can I stay for a while, please?”, he asked and what could we say, but “yes of course”. Many hands make light work!!
On the way home, on the 2nd day, we watched whales breaching and frolicking out to sea, but close enough for us to sea the flutes underneath the jaw of one whole. Loads of splashes and saw their blows as well.
We’ll stay here for 3 nights, then stay somewhere between Quobba and Geraldton, where we’ll have mobile reception.