This weekend True North Mark and I headed out on the road to travel down to the Great Southern region. I think we managed to cover 1000kms in less than 48hrs and it certainly felt like we covered half the state. We left Perth on Thursday night and arrived at the Stirling Ranges very late that night but there was no time for sleeping as we headed straight up to Bluff Knoll.
As luck would have it (insert sigh of disappointment here) we arrived on one of the very few days with no clouds in sight. We pinged off a few shots and headed down to our toasty cabin for the night.
After Mark’s really loud alarm almost sent me through the roof we got up and headed back out to Bluff Knoll and managed to get a few pretty cool shots.
We then headed down to the Porongurp’s but managed to miss them and ended up heading across to Denmark, Walpole, Manjimup, Nannup and ended up in Dunsborough early Friday evening. We had dinner with Christian and Mark and then next morning headed out with them to check out a new location near Smiths Beach and we were rewarded with a sensational sunrise.
After that Mark and I hit Smiths Beach for a few more shots before heading home.
The highlight for me was definitely Ocean Beach in Denmark, we got there just as the water was showing off its amazing colours. What a really cool and fun trip!
As the title says this is Christian Fletcher’s view of Shelly Beach as this is taken from the paragliding launch pad. Again from this angle you can see that this is truly a beautiful beach. I’m definitely going back there.
This is my new favourite place in WA. Its called Shelly Beach, its 40mins out of Denmark and its simply a stunning beach. I took another shot of it from a lookout which I’ll post later. I was just struck with this place the moment we drove down to it and you have to drive down along the cliff face to get there. The surf was great though I doubt I woud ever try surfing there, as I think a few massive bities might be lurking near by. This is my first draft of the photo, but I like how its shaping up.
Just a minature waterfall I spotted whilst down at the beach. I thought it was really ‘cute’. This was an 8 image stitch.
This is the view Melissa and I woke up to this morning. Walked out on to the balcony and had to take a shot. Simply stunning.
On another note, I’m really intrigued as to why I’ve got those stripes across the sky.