Thursday 7th May 2015
Osprey campground, Cape Range NP
Tucked into the Cape Range, tidal fed Yardie Creek Gorge is a hidden gem. The flat bottom boat takes us slowly and quietly up the creek. The red walls of rock are home to osprey whose nests are on the higher ledges and tiny black and grey rock wallabies that are no more than a half metre tall. They peek out at us from their caves. We see corellas, egrets and a Nankeen night heron. When everyone jumps up to photograph the corellas the bloke behind us says “they’re only bloody corellas I’ve got a backyard full of ’em.”
Spot the rock wallaby, Yardie Creek Gorge, WA
When the tide goes out we swim at Osprey and just relax. At sunset we watch the rocky fortress like walls of the range change to red then when all is dark the moon rises bright orange above it. Oh God, it just doesn’t get any better than this.
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