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Published: August 19th 2010
And then I went to Coral Bay! Soooooooo gorgeous it made the whole OZ thing so much more worthwhile! I arrived on a ridiculously expensive bus from Exmouth and arrived just in time to book in a dive for the next day and have a walk on the beach with a coffee in my hand for sunset. Truly beautiful. Just sitting on that beach watching the birds flying and the sun slowly setting, it was one of those moments when you get humbled by nature. Sounds soppy I know, but it was so lovely I wanted to move there and never leave!
I went diving and it was really nice, the staff were great and the boat nice and there were much more life than in Exmouth. A spotter plane sorted us out with a few mantas that kept us entertained by barrel rolling like crazy, lovely!
The diving was again not up to the standard I would expect but it was the best so far. Saw a big eagle ray and raggies, grey and whitetip reef sharks.
I had a few more nice sunsets, hung out with a few other divers and had many vegetarian burgers in the backpackers.
Also had too many mud cakes in the bakery!
But what are you to do when the place is as big as a single football field?! One street that consists of one backpackers, two camping grounds, one bakery, one 'supermarket', one news agent, one dive shop, one pub and two restaurants. That is all. Of course the main attraction is the gorgeous beach.
I waited for ages to do my laundry and thought ok,m it will be good here as it will dry ion a couple of hours. The one day when I did my laundry it started raining like there was no tomorrow...my jeans and one jumper are still not dry..
So not much to do but read a book and eat more mud cake one the last day. I can think of worse things to do!
I left on the Greyhound and after a hundred hours I got back to cold Perth. Had a couple of good evenings with a spanish couple I met in Coral bay, otherwise it was very quiet. I went to the WA art gallery and realised how nice it was with a bit of culture and civilisation! Fremantle or Freo as the
aussies say, was also lovely. Took the free sightseeing bus with all the pensioners..
Otherwise I really have spent most of my time on the blooming computer trying to sort out the rest of my trip, booking flights, doing research...pretty boring but a must! After all sorts of dramas including not being to pay for one of my flights as I didnt have an Indonesian credit card (wow, what a surprise that i didnt have one, how stupid can they get!) now it is pretty much sorted. I shall not reveal any plans until I have it all confirmed though! Oh by the way - the highlight of Perth was that a guy stopped me in the street and desperately wanted to buy my Africa pants, he even offered his own jeans, so funny!
Until next time - see you laters alligators!
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