15/11/2017 – Granite Headland to Cape Leeuwin – 13kms
Last day, we approach this with feelings of achievement, and sadness that it is over. An amazing walk, stunning scenery, wildlife, flora, seascapes and diversity, this trail has it all.
The end is in sight, Cape Leeuwin lighthouse.
Back down to the beach for the last time. The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse has been guiding mariners since 1896. It is located on Australia’s most south-west point, it is Western Australia’s tallest traditional lighthouse. Here the Indian and Southern Ocean meet.
A day for posing, make sure we get one last memory of the two weeks spent together.
The Tufa formations around Quarry Bay form from limestone deposited by the water that drips down these cliffs. It was near here that I nearly stepped on a large dugite snake, sorry no time for photos, we both recoiled in horror and luckily the snake decided to make off into the bushes.
Historic waterwheel, we see so few ‘old’ structures in Australia, and although this is not old by world standards it is by Australian standards.
So unusual to see a structure like this just stuck out on the coast with very little other evidence of human habitation.
Who would have thought!
Shall we pose or just act natural? Liz is ready for the photographer, Scott and I are still discussing the merits.
One last surprise on exiting from the ladies, my last goanna of the trip.
He was not impressed and skedaddled off.
Thanks so much Liz and Scott for your company on this wonderful trip. And thanks Linda for your chauffeuring, help and wine tasting skills.