A brief disclaimer for anyone trying to keep up with us: we're posting all of these galleries after the fact, since wifi was all but nonexistent in northern WA (where we spent most of our time). The important thing to note is that we logged a lot of miles in WA. A lot of 'em. When we left Margaret River in the late afternoon, we drove to Perth, stopped at Target to buy a mattress pad (lifesaver) and then got dinner at Little Creatures Brewery before continuing to drive north. We were on the road another few hours, and slept in a rest stop just south of Cervantes.
The next morning, I woke up to the sensation of the bed moving. I opened my eyes and my first thought was, “oh my god, I've been kidnapped.”
And then my second thought was, “oh, no wait, we’re living in this van.”
#whoami #notkidnapped #justhomeless
Mike had woken up early and started driving so we could be at the Pinnacles for sunrise.
The Pinnacles Desert is an area of limestone formations within Nambung National Park. Weathered rocks, eroded over time to thin spires, emerge from deep yellow - almost orange - sand. The marigold color of the sand was striking - it looks like the entire ground is covered in turmeric powder.
The whole area seems so barren, it's shocking to realize you're mere miles from temperate, turquoise coastline.
Basically, it looks like Mars, which is a great backdrop for sunrise photos. We walked around in the morning light. The sun hadn’t popped over the horizon yet, so the air was nice and cool.
We spotted a kangaroo eating some bushes for breakfast and watched him until he took off, gliding smoothly, soundlessly across the open area to an embankment on the other side.
Not a bad way to start the day.