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Sunday, 28 July 2019

Share my snaps! Exmouth


For those that aren't following me on Instagram (why aren't you?!), and were wondering where we've been, we spent 6 days in Exmouth, to swim with the whalesharks. It was indeed, as fabulous as you'd expect. 


 But underwater activites aside, it was a really great holiday and so different to our 'norm'. Australia really is an amazing country and Western Australia is a genuinely under-rated destination for those of us in the east. The beaches are superb and the nature is completely different to all that we see on our side of the continent.


 There's detailed posts to come on my travel blog so stay tuned for more photos there.



What amazed me was how far the backpackers and families had come - at Coral Bay the beach was full of French famillies and on our plane up were Germans and Dutch that had just landed on an Emirates flight. It made our 7 hours with Qantas seem small.





One of the highlights for me was the emus in the wild - one ran over the road in front of us, the same way a roo bounds in front of your car this side of the country. Sunrise and sunset were also my favourite times of day - with sunrise being a civilised 7am.
If thinking of a holiday destination, all I can say is head West!
Linking with #OurWorldTuesday






38 comments:

  1. Oh. My. The colour of that water. This is so on my Aussie bucket list. Sigh...one day... #lifethisweek

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  2. It looks fabulous! We've only been west once and never made it as far as Exmouth. It looks so exotic! One day...

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  3. Glorious photos and a lovely way to start my week, Sammie. Thanks for sharing #lifethisweek

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    1. Lydia I apologise for writing Sammie. It is Monday morning and I ran 5,000 stairs yesterday for the Stadium Stomp so my old brain isn't functioning clearly this morning :)

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  4. Beautiful beaches and sunsets. Thanks for sharing this, Lydia. #lifethisweek

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  5. What beautiful sunsets! This looks like a gorgeous place!

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  6. So glad you were rewarded with such beauty on your trek to the West!

    SSG xxx

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  7. What great snaps, words and advice Lydia - head west!!! I've still go to get out that way myself :) . #Lifethisweek

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  8. Beautiful! Visiting you from the global blogging link up. laurensparks.net

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  9. Lovely!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/07/pine-tree-versus-windshield.html

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  10. Beautiful photos and beach I have never been my cousin lives in Brixham and an aunt in Sidmouth :-)

    Have a Devontastic week :-)

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    1. This would be Exmouth WA....but I think you knew that. Just would hate you to be disappointed if there were no Whalesharks in Devon.

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  11. It looks very beautiful there. I wouldn't mind some time chilling in such a lovely setting #GlobalBlogging

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  12. It looks so beautiful. What a gorgeous place to visit. #GlobalBlogging

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  13. What a beach! Fabulous views and photos. Lcky you having experienced all this beauty!

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  14. I'd love to swim with whalesharks someday. It's on my bucket list.
    Love your photos, Lydia.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  15. I did catch your pics on insta and it does look beautiful here!!

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  16. That looks so relaxing. My kids have never been to the beach - we have to go! We live smack dab in the middle of the US, so it's a drive, or a flight!

    I'm now following you on instagram.

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    1. That's amazing! I knew a woman in Austria who had never seen the ocean until she was 70. And we have kids here that had never seen rain (until they were 10 or something)

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  17. So many great and beautiful photos you cheer with us. Thank you so very much :-)
    ///Laila
    http://tillklippt.blogspot.com/

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  18. Like so many on the east coast, I have never been to WA. I have always wanted to visit Monkey Mia to see the dolphins and I kind of want to swim with the whale sharks although not sure how I'd feel getting in the water (it's the deep water I'm scared of!)Thalassophobia, it's called

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    1. I did not know that. The phobia of deep water...

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  19. That's some great scenery. It sounds like a great time, too.

    Your post rocks at 'My Corner of the World' this week!


    My Corner of the World

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  20. Not one, but two sunsets that are simply beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. All of your pictures are absolutely gi-normous with beauty!

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  21. My favorite pic is the beach path with the blue water beyond. It looks like South Africa's West Coast. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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    1. Our countries have a lot in common. It's very strange, given the distances...

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  22. I sure knew you were not in Sydney thanks to the sunset pics (yes I do follow you on IG). How good did this holiday look! You pick some amazing places to travel.

    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is 31/51 Gratitude 5/8/19 I hope you can come on over and join in. Denyse.

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    1. I will def be there as I wrote it thinking it was this week's prompt! Ha!

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  23. I love all beach shots - sand and surf always make me happy.

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  24. Going to Australia is on my wish list! I desperately want to go there. Everything I've heard and seen makes me fall in love with it even more. Maybe one day I'll get to go there. #KCACOLS

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  25. Delightful place and wonderful photos, Lydia!
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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  26. Wow! Absolutely stunning photos and yep, followed you over on instagram, so looking forward to seeing more over there x

    #KCACOLS

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  27. Wow. What amzing scenery. Lovely photographs. Maybe one day I will get there. #KCACOLS

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  28. Gorgeous pics! Glad you had lovely weather and thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  29. Such stunning photos! It looks like such a beautiful place to visit. x #KCACOLS

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  30. Beautiful! I've never been to your part of the world, but I'd love to visit. Looks like there are some amazing places to see.

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