June 30, 2009


We woke up just above the crack of dawn to catch a 7:40am flight to Exmouth. It’s an hours flight North of Perth. The town has a military communication base, but the Ningaloo area is known for spectacular reefs and fishing. The red dot is were the resort is.

Don’t forget, it’s winter down under. So it’s a tropical winter in Ningaloo. The weather is unpredictable. It was sunny when we arrived, but there was a fierce storm the next day. Overcast days are gorgeous at the beach.

We are staying in a beautiful resort with a lily pond and sweet tasting swimming pool. I accidentally tasted the pool water, it tasted like a sugar ocean instead of chlorine. Odd.

There was also a massive spider near the pool. We fed it a moth, an ant with wings and a beetle. The spider was quick to bite and stun the bugs and then wrap it up for a future snack. It’s been confirmed ...I do not have arachnophobia.

I’m so impressed with how my little camera keep getting brilliant close up shots. Thanks lily flower, for being such a patient subject.

While Nathan and my dad went out on a tour to swim with whale sharks (more about this epic barfing event later), my mom & I went on an adventure.

We saw the beach where the turtles come to lay their eggs, and when hatched the baby turtles (cute attack!) scuttle for their lives back to the ocean. According to this sign, the temperature of the sand determines the sex of the turtle. Girl turtles are hot!

The tropical bush landscape is littered by giant mounds, I can only assume were created by ants or termites. The mounds were about 10 ft tall and must’ve taken the little bugs years to create. The shape is similar to Dr. Suess’ characters, the creatures with the stars on their bellies.

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