Margaret River to Augusta

Tuesday started with a hour drive down to Augusta to visit the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Constructed in 1895/6 the lighthouse is both an Australian Commonwealth and State listed heritage site.

It lies on the South-West most point of Australian and where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. In fact you could actually see where the opposing currents of these two great oceans collide and cause turbulence.

The tour to the top of the lighthouse is well worth it. The view from the top is outstanding and the reflector / light is the original.

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Following a slow morning exploring the lighthouse we then headed north along the coast – Caves Road.  As the name of the road implies there are many caves to explore along the way.  We stopped at Lake Cave because we thought the name sounded like this would be an easy and picturesque cave to visit.

Picturesque it was – my mum and dad were not to sure about the easy after the 300 steps down to get to the cave entrance.

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These webs were all over the rock faces and in the shade of trees as we headed down to the cave. The spider is the size of a pin head but each web contains many spiders which is why they are so dense – at first we thought this one little spider had done a lot of work!!!

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The afternoon was finished off well with a late lunch at Leeuwin Estate Winery. This could have been a disaster as just after we ordered the power cut out. However the staff reacted well and we managed to get the oysters that we ordered plus they did a great cheese and cold meat platter.  All this also meant there was more room for dessert.

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Late in the afternoon we went for a swim to cool off and give Kerrie the chance to photograph the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

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