With the exception of Yallingup/Margaret River, I have very rarely travelled in Western Australia, typically choosing instead to head to the sights, sounds and smells of Asia. On this trip back home, we decided to play the tourists in our own state, so we packed ourselves into the car for a daytrip to the Pinnacles Desert north of Perth. The drive only takes a couple of hours on a long, straight road by the coast (although it took us closer to three given my frequent requirement for photo-stops).
It was - in a word - amazing. The horizon shimmered as the sun beat down, the colours were beautifully vibrant and the landscape bordered on surreal. Some of the limestone pillars were almost 4 metres tall, while others were so small you could accidentally trip over them. I have to admit there were times when I felt a bit Sex and the City-esque (movie number two that is), striding through the sand with my jewel coloured maxi-skirt and multi-coloured head scarf billowing behind me.
We did the drive back just before twilight, stopping in Guilderton for fish and chips eaten straight out of the paper wrapping on the beach. It was all so wonderfully Australian. Tell me, what's a typical day trip where you live*?
From Perth, with love xox
* Note... I may be subtly gathering tips on where in the world to visit next!