The first coastal town we visited was Leeman. It has an attractive harbour with a small offshore island. that provide shelter for terns and cormorants. Because of recent storms the beach (and the pier) was covered in seaweed and we watched four pied oystercatchers fossicking for their lunch while we ate our lunch. I was also delighted to see an osprey nest on a tall pole nearby (complete with bird) and there appears to be manmade wire frame supporting the nest.
|Oystercatchers feeding on the storm-washed beach at Leeman|
|Osprey nest, Leeman|
|Osprey on nest|
Cervantes is a lovely little town with a very pricey caravan park (that we didn't stay in), pricey because it's a base to see the Pinnacles Desert just to the south. We had intended going to the Pinnacles because we'd been there before and it is an amazing park that we would have liked to see again but it was raining buckets so we went to Lake Thetis instead. There's a walkway there and information boards about the thrombolites and stromatolites in the lake.
|Stomatolites, Lake Thetis|
|The boardwalk at Lake Thetis, Cervantes|
|Resident insect, Lake Thetis|
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