Cape Le Grand NP to Cape Arid NP

There are 17 caravan sites at the National Park camping ground at Cape Arid and we have it all to ourselves. We are perched up on the headland with a sweeping view of a glorious bay where, this afternoon, we could see a number of Southern Right Whales cavorting in the waves about 50m from shore. We discovered that we could even see them from our bed in the van. Not bad value for the grand sum of $13.20/night. We feel very lucky to be able to easily access such a magnificent place. Thank goodness the coast is available to everyone and not lined with hotels and resorts.
The whales come up from sub-arctic waters to calve and are most numerous May/June but there are still large numbers to be seen, including mothers and their calves. Whales have VERY LARGE babies (ouch) but since all the mums choose the water birth option, maybe it is not too bad!
I am already running out of superlatives to describe this coastline and we are only a few weeks into our trip. I might have to devise a private rating system for the future.


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