Exploring Geraldton

August 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

14/08/2017 – exploring Geraldton

3 days passes so quickly. The weather has not been too kind. Saturday there was a wild storm that came through and the rain came sideways. You couldn’t even see the water that was only 70 metres from my window. The rain was much needed in this area but it meant that I couldn’t get out to explore. A day inside to just relax and get organized to shift from one accommodation to the next.

Geraldton is a big place and there is a lot to look at so when the weather broke and the sun came out I was off. First stop the light house. It looks like it has seen better days and appears to be on a bit of a lean. Its fenced off so you can’t get up close to check it out. I wandered over to the beach and yes got the feet wet again, sitting watching the waves roll in, some dogs playing in the water and people wandering along the waters edge.

It was then time to move on a go in search of the leaning trees. The flats at Greenough are open to the weather and the constant buffeting against the trees has meant that they all grow on an angle some greater than others and the main one at this site looks as though it grows along the ground. There is also an old village just down the road with its old church, post office and stores. The craftsmanship that went to building the old building is still fascinating and they have stood the test of time.

Ellendale pool was my next stop, a trip down the dirt track and I found myself at a lovely quiet water hole that had a shear cliff face on one side and the reeds along the shore. Sitting in the sun and listening to all the birds in the area was really relaxing. It was time to head back into Geraldton as my new accommodation was ready a lovely house right on the beach as soon there would be another 3 photographers to join me. Bags moved in and it was time to head to the local pub to meet a couple of my Mum’s cousins. They have been travelling the country side and we have finally crossed paths. We sat and chatted and found out a little about each others families till it was time to head back to the house.

Geraldton is a lovely place and there ae still some places to explore but first there is work to be done. Some lovely schools to photograph before the next adventure begins next weekend. I am having a ball learning, exploring and meeting new people. 


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