TITLE: Where Two Oceans Meet.
IN SHORT: Up bright and early, though feeling less bright than I’d have liked I checked out and made my way out to Prevelly Beach. It seemed this was a location for the new surf movie Drift featuring Sam Worthington, apparently it is set back in the 1960’s and 70’s which would explain some of the vehicles parked in the area. The man himself was spotted in town but barely recognisable due to having cultivated quite a bit of facial hair.
From Prevelly I weaved my way down Caves Road amongst magnificnet towering pale barked Karri trees all the way to Augusta and on to Cape Leeuwin. On your approach to the edge of the earth you’ll be pleased to know it’s not, though it is the most south-westerly point of Australia, home to Western Australia’s tallest lighthouse and where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet, that’s enough in itself really. With a thunderstorm due to hit late afternoon and not finding the prospect of driving in one remotely appealing I took myself on an speedy tour of some of the wineries that were not included on the previous days jaunt. My first stop was the most memorable; the wine tasting experience made all the better by the cheerful pair behind the bar and having my dislike for Chardonnay completely trounced after sampling their 2008 Art Series release. Unfortunately its worthy price tag means that no one will be receiving it for a present, however I couldn’t pass up a couple of bottles of their Shiraz…
After 4 more stops I had then planned to call in to the town of Yallingup but the clouds closed in and it began to pour so with the wipers on the ‘flat out’ setting I headed straight to Dunsborourgh and checked in. I did get completely drenched and so to avoid a second saturation drove the car one block closer to the shops. Back at the hotel I wrote, made dinner and decided that since there was a spa I should make use of it.
TIP: The Margaret River Region; if you arrive in a town in the rain and it still looks inviting it gets my vote!
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