Monday 15 April 2024

A fun day at Monkey Mia

 Well I'm back in civilisation in Perth after our 800kms (497 miles) trip North of Perth to Shark Bay area.   We stayed in Denham - a very small little town..  Hubby and I shared an Air A'n'B with our son-in-law's parents... while the kids camped in the caravan park.   We all had an awesome time over the week... despite there being thousands of pesky flies and very warm temperatures.   Plus a gastro bug that worked it's way through the adults.... I didn't get the vomiting but the other end was not so nice.... and to make it worse I've got a second bout with a week!  

We did manage a few things done - a visit to the aquarium for the Shark Feeding experience, an afternoon at the local Visitors Centre /Museum, a swim or two, meeting the local wildlife and the highlight for me was a day spend in Monkey Mia.  It's a conservation area where several dolphins came into the bay to be feed.   You used to be able to get in the water with them, but at the moment, the two who came in have you calves with them so it's not safe for them to have hundreds of people standing in the water,   We managed to get to the edge of the water to watch. 

Here are some of the pics from the day.

Feeding time 

Close encounters with the wild life.  I was lying on the beach and looked up to see an Emu - staring straight at me from about a foot away!  Just lay still and he moved on!

Swimming and kayaking with the little boy and his big brother.  

And just as we were about to leave Monkey Mia, two turtles came into the bay.  Such a bonus! 

Finished the day by watching the sunset off the beach at the Caravan Park in Denham.

Here are a couple more sunset views

and this is us all taken at Eagle Bluff... we could see stingrays and little sharks in the bay below us - to hard to photograph - but we got someone to take a pic of us

there were soooo many flies there!  When I enlarged the photo they are visible flying around out heads!  

All in all it was a superb holiday with the families.. And what a thrill for the boys to have both sets of grandparents with them on holiday!  So special 💖

Thanks for taking the time to wade through my photos.... there are hundreds more on my phone!


kiwimeskreations said...

Sounds like an amazing time Dawn - apart from the tummy upset :(...
You will have a card waiting for you when you get home

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, Dawn - thanks for sharing!!

Greta said...

What an incredible family vacation! Definitely memories you'll cherish!