Australia - Esperance 27.12.11
Esperance has been voted Australia's best small town and is described by some as the real secret of WA because of its beautiful coastline and pure white sand beaches.
Esperance is located at the very bottom of Western Australia around 7 hours drive south-east of Perth.
Aurelie and I had both heard amazing things about Esperance's beaches and thought we better get down there and check them out, boy were we happy we did.
On the way down to Esperance we stopped half way at the famous Waverock in Hyden to take long awaited photos of us pretending to surf the naturally wave shaped rock.
After sweating ourselves silly driving in the sun all day we arrived at Bathers Paradise camping ground in Esperance where we would stay in our new tent for the next week. Pitching the tent was a struggle after spending boxing day pissed as a rat at Breakfest (festival in Perth) and only getting a few hours sleep the night before, I tell ya my emotions were running wild which Aurelie didn't appreciate lol :S
We spent most of our holiday exploring the rugged coastline and chilling out on the most pure white sand beaches. Esperances beaches are the best that I've seen and been to for white sand, clear blue water and most importantly no people around to share them with!
One of the beaches Lucky Bay has even been voted Australia's whitest sand beach since they first started the competiton back in 2006.
One of our days was spent taking an island cruise to Woody Island a quiet nature reserve a short boat ride away from Esperance. On the way to Woody Island Aurelie got her chance to try out her new zoom lens and take some great photos of sealions, seals, eagles etc.
We also surfed, snorkelled, spearfished, hiked, walked, played mini-golf and cooked various yummy dishes back at the camp ground.
We were very lucky with the weather and only had one night of rain (on new years eve would you believe it!) throughout the week which made our holiday, swimming and relaxing on the beaches really was a dream come true :)
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