Hey folks! We spent the weekend in Kalbarri, a small town north of Geraldton where one of the larger rivers meets the ocean. It is a tourist area aimed at families with beaches, parks and a little shopping. We went to a lookout the first day where there was a natural bridge, then on to the Gorges where we walked down a path to a beautiful viewing spot. This spot included "nature's window", natural hole in a rock. The day was extremely hot, so a lot of water was required! On the way back we saw a Thorny Devil on the road, we stopped to take a look and ended up causing a traffic jam! Everyone wanted to stop for pictures as well!
Day two took us to a different lookout where we hoped to see some whales or dolphins. No luck there, but Colin got some great pictures of a hawk. That evening we went to the beach and watched the sun set over the water. Can't say we were suffering! A two night Echure tournament ended up as a draw between the Aussies and Canadians, we also had to learn a few new rules because the Australians do everything differently!
We headed back in time for a nice lunch at home and a restful afternoon. Monday night Claire's parents, sister, brother-in-law, neice and nephew came for dinner. It was great finally getting to meet them.