|Sunset at Yallingup, Margaret River|
…The WA (pronounced WAHHH!) trip continues three hours South of Perth to the wonderful Margaret River region. Surprisingly, the actual Margaret River was not nearly as impressive as I thought it was going to be. I was picturing boutique wineries clutching the edge of the river bank. But unfortunately it was more like a large stream than the thoughts of something similar to the Swan River in Perth!!
However, the region as a whole was simply spectacular with over 140 boutique wineries to choose from, which boasted some the best Cabernet Sauvignon’s and Chardonnays in the world, sandy white beaches, clear turquoise oceans and some of the best surf spots known to man. It offered so much more than what I was expecting. I even think a trip back is a must.
We started by seeing the famous Margie Surf Break called Main Break, a truly beautiful spot with a jaw dropping expanse of ocean. It looked a little sharky so no dip was had here.
The second leg was through Boranup Forest a beautiful drive through the majestic Karri Trees which stand at a gob-smacking 60m Tall.
Our mouths were turning dry and it was time to sample the first of many wineries. The beautiful setting of Vasse Felix was an absolute winner. I would highly recommend the Classic Dry Red and Cabernet Sauvignon here. Both equally palatable.
|Team WA at Vasse Felix|
Next stop Canal Rocks a striking geological rock formation on a Peninsula south of Smith’s Beach. With our resident geologist on board “Disco” (top left!), we had a geology lesson of how they came to be this shape!
|beautiful Canal Rocks|
We noticed our alarms were going off for sundowner drinks. We quickly scooted up to the cliff tops of Yallingup Beach, over looking Canal Rocks to the left and Three Bears Surf Break to the left. It was clear sky, surf was perfect corona in hand, it was like the ad!
|from where you would rather be!!|
|We sat and watched the sun go down!|
|Three Bears break to the right|
|Sparks and I|
catch the post tomorrow with the next stop Winery Tasting and early morning beach swims at Bunkers Bay…