From Kalgoorlie our tour bus took us south towards the sea port town of Esperance WA.
On the way we stopped at a lookout in West Kambalda. It looked over the salt pan Lake Lefroy. It was a pretty scene and reminded me of our visit to Lake Eyre.
We were surrounded by a garden of wild flowers.
|Woolly Feather Flowers|
An array of desert colours. We piled back into the bus and continued south stopping at Norseman for lunch and another lookout.
Esperance named after a French ship visiting here on an expedition in the early days. Now it is an important port transporting grain and ore.
From yet another lookout the southern coastline is dramatic, beautiful and very windy and cold. The wind blows off icy Antarctica.
There were different wild flowers surrounding the lookout.
Their leaves are hard and waxy to protect them from the harsh coastal weather.
We braced ourselves against the cold wind to walk the famously long pier and to spot Sammy the resident seal. We didn't see Sammy or the end of the pier because it was too darn cold.
|Our travel companions, Paul and Helen and a model of Skylab, |
which crashed in Esperance.