I left Perth of a mission to drive the loop up towards Broome hugging the coastline before returning down the inland route following the wildflowers, a great trip of diversity. Beautiful ocean views, rugged coast lines and pristine beaches followed by wide open inland spaces with endless skies and carpets of colour. It was a good test for the van, over 5000km in just over a month through a wide variety of country.
Surprisingly as I’ve gone through my pictures there weren’t a lot of beach or coastal shots, as per usual, I barely took the macro lends off the camera, it was all about the flowers, and they didn’t disappoint.
Although the coastal trip on the way up wasn’t so impressive, once I turned around and started the trip back, it got better and better.
I went as far as 80 mile beach which is about half way between Port Hedland and Broome before I turned around. 80 mile beach is a shell collectors paradise, mile after mile of shells piled up on the beach. Initially I didn’t think there was much variety but as I walked further along the beach away from the caravan park the pickings improved.
From here on it’s really just flower photos, dozens of flower photos, so I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum and post pictures.
And what would that look like close up?
As I headed further south the masses of annual flowers really began putting on a show.