What a fantastic trip: the sights, the knowledge, the expertise and the safety first culture made this a highlight of our stay in the region.
Picked up on the dot, taken to where the itinerary said where we were going. And there we were in a Karri forest. Enough time to get out and walk a few hundred metres if you desired with Graham passing on all you wanted to know about the flora and fauna of the region.
Stopped at a rare and stunning lake that is easily missed if not aware of its locale let alone understanding its context. Would have been hard to find from the literature.
Geologic time is not visible as a process to the naked eye. Yet here we were taken to sand dunes that were dynamic, moving relentlessly towards the lake. Rising up in height from the ocean to what has to be the best 4 wheel driving I've ever experienced. Genuinely impressed by the safety first culture and driving skill. Dude must have been born in a 4 wheel drive. Just to see those Yeagarup dunes, respectfully traversed and be informed of the strata, soil, speed of transition was illuminated by Graham's commentary. And there we were at the ocean beside the Warren river, tannins blending into the ocean, the sand dunes behind us. A real sight to experience. No one else there. Came back over the dunes for a fresh organic lunch and real coffee. My wife and I had a ball.
How does one convey this felt 'real'? Seeing only what locals know and experiencing forest and dunes that next year will have changed. Grateful for Graham sharing his passion of the place and passing on what he knew.