We are in Esperance, on the southern coast of Western Australia. After over five weeks travelling around 8,000km we were ready for time out: cleaning vehicle, van, bedsheets and clothes, strolling along the seafront, uploading photos.
I cooked an omelette for a leisurely outdoor lunch while a bronze-wing kept us company, walking around the picnic table, cooing softly.
The Esperance seafront has been tastefully renewed with an eye-catching sculpture of a whale’s tail, warm, red-hued retaining rocks, indigenous planting, creative playground equipment, interpretive signage, seating and paths. The rubbish bins are solar powered! Why? Maybe to illuminate them by night.
At any rate, on this sunny day, the whole town seemed to be playing with their kids, dog-walking, fishing from the jetty, rollerblading, cycling or riding motor scooters.
Offshore islands and ships entering the port further enhance the view. Our caravan park overlooks it this pleasant place to hang out.
A stroll into town introduced us to the relaxed, club-like atmosphere of Dome cafe, with its free wifi.
Outside the museum is this intriguing sign:
Tomorrow the Prado 4WD will be serviced and we will restock for the return trek across the Nullarbor.