Shark Bay (Denham), Shell Beach, Kalbarri

Shell Beach

Shell Beach

Jelly Fish at Shell Beach

Jelly Fish at Shell Beach

We stopped at Shell Beach on our way to Kalbarri.  The same hyper saline waters that allow the Stromatolites to grow in Hamelin Pool, also provide the right environment for other unique creatures like the Coquina Shell.  Trillions of tiny shells have accumulated up to 10m deep and 1 km wide forming a beach made of glaringly- white shells, stretching 120 km in the L’Haridon Bight.  By contrast, the water is crystal-clear and of the most intense greens and blues.

We are enjoying Kalbarri and have spent the afternoon walking the red cliffs along the coast to the south.  the Natural Bridge resembles the London Bridge in Vic., now collapsed, and, in fact, a lot of the coastline is reminiscent of the Great Ocean Road.  Here, there is a great, sealed path along the cliff tops with lookouts at various vantage points.  It is wonderful to watch the great waves crashing in and the foam boiling around the rocks, and this is on a calm day.  Watching the waves is as mesmerising as watching an open fire.  I could do it for hours.

Looking back towards Kalbarri from Red Bluff

Looking back towards Kalbarri from Red Bluff

South view from Red Bluff

South view from Red Bluff

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The Island

The Island

The maelstrom

The maelstrom

The Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge

Shellhouse Grandstand

Shellhouse Grandstand

Mushroom Rock

Mushroom Rock

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