TITLE: Relaxed? ‘Shore Thing!’
IN SHORT: A day with mates, but first thing’s first, washing! A quick stop in at the supermarket for a heavy duty stain (red dust) remover, a tour of Coral Bay’s one street and sweeping white sandy beach on Bill’s Bay before making our way to ‘Kenya’ to do my washing. Where? The Coral Bay settlement has never been listed as a town site and residential land has not been available for freehold purchase for some time, so many who work there live in onsite vans. The ‘Kenya’ tag comes from the car lined dusty ‘streets’ and the shade cloth that also acts to provide some privacy. This place exudes character so I was looking forward to coming back for dinner!
In the mean time I had a boat to check out! The ‘Shore Thing’ is a purpose built, live-aboard sailing catamaran it’s 51 feet in length and 27 feet in width, the ideal vessel for guests to experience the natural wonders of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. For me just a short time aboard was enough for me to give it a place among of the highlights of the last 33 days.
We ate lunch overlooking the bay with a glass or two of wine before wandering down to Bill’s Bay to watch the spangled emperors being fed. After the sun set I had a great night with friends over a delicious home cooked meal, lots of laughs and a little more wine.
TIP: You’ll need a torch to find your way out of ‘Kenya.’
TRACK: When the Night Feels My Song – Bedouin Soundclash