Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Margaret River

Last weekend was CHOGM weekend in Perth with the Commonwealth meeting and the Queen's visit so Friday was a public holiday. We were taken south to the Margaret River area for the weekend. A glorious break - sunshine and golden beaches, wine and olive tastings, a chocolate factory and plenty of good food.

Other highlights :Ngilgi Cave near Yallingup, picture above,  Cape Naturaliste lighthouse, picture below. From the top of the lighthouse we saw whales in the bay, southern right whales the guide said. We visited Canal Rocks and Sugarloaf Rocks on the beautiful rugged coast in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park in this south west corner of Australia. We saw more whales from the Canal Rocks!

It's been a great holiday so far!! Now that CHOGM is over the news is the Quantas dispute with an Irishman, Alan Joyce, head of the airline and getting quite a bit of abuse for his actions - some praise as well. That and the Melbourne Cup, "the horse race which stops a nation", which is on today. Two Irish horses running I think.

1 comment:

Peter Goulding said...

Love the lighthouse - the last in Australia to have a keeper, I believe.
Were you swimming au naturel at Cape Naturaliste?