This year easter long weekend once again was spent down at the beachside town of Dunsborough, about a 3 hour drive south of Perth. As usual for this time of year it was cold in the morning, but pleasant, mild and sunny during the day. Baby A (who btw turned 3 while down here so perhaps shouldn’t be called a ‘baby’ anymore) loves coming down here – she loves the beach, loves going for walks at dusk to go hunt for kangaroos and spot native birds, and most of all, just loves running around the wide open spaces. It is a real joy coming down here.
This time I was lucky to enough to have some time for myself to go explore some of the coastal trail of the Cape Naturaliste National Park. I only did 6km, which isn’t much of a hike at all, but it was better than nothing and it felt great to be on some sort of trail again! I did the section from the carpark at Castle Rock, to the end of Eagle Bay beach. The actual whole trail starts at the township of Dunsborough and finishes at the light house at Cape Naturaliste, an easy day walk full of stunning vistas off coastal cliffs, gorgeous bays and pockets of bushland too.
One day the dream is to carry on, and do the “Cape to Cape” track, which starts at the light house and goes all the way down to Cape Leeuwin – where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. This track takes about 5-6 days to complete. One day, one day! For now, these day hikes are enough keep me going!