Time Flys by
Another few days have passed and several more schools photographed. A primary school in Geraldton and a prep to 12 in Kalbarri then back to a lovely little school in Walkaway.
The trip up to Kalbarri was brief but a few scenic stops along the way, Port Gregory was an unassuming little town with not much there other than an amazing lake. Lakes are just bodies of water that reflect the sky but this one is just a little different. Not an ounce of blue anywhere. Hutt Lagoon is a pink lake, a salt lake with a red or pink hue due to the presence of the carotenoid-producing algae Dunaliella salina, a source of ß-carotene, a food-colouring agent and source of vitamin A. The lagoon contains the world's largest microalgae production plant, a 250-hectare (620-acre) series of artificial ponds used to farm Dunaliella salina.
It’s amazing to look at and with the reflection of the sky some parts even look purple.
Once gain the drive through the countryside also gives you the glimpses of the fields of gold. The rolling hills covered in canola in full bloom and as the afternoon light hits it, it really does glow
A slight detour towards the water where structures such as “the Grandstand”, “Natural bridge” and “island rock” made for interesting viewing. Huge rocky cliffs that are slowly being worn away by the wind and water to create bridges and arches. The distinct layers of rock which have been created over many many years. After walking and photographing and just sitting and watching the birds soar overhead it was time to complete the Kalbarri excursion. The accommodation was right on the water where we got to just sit and watch the sun go down on another beautiful day. This is an area that I would have loved to spend more time in, Sunset on night two after work was spent at Red Bluff. The setting sun over the ocean and Whales frolicking was truly a great way to end the day.
Early start to drive back to Geradlton area to do some more work. Tomorrow we make a detour slightly North to Binnu then the long haul back to Perth. Stops along the way are being planned. The coastal road awaits and the camera is charged and ready to capture some more memories. The trip is nearly done with only one more week before I return to the cold of Melbourne. I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and giving my family a hug.
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