Thursday, December 11, 2014

Esperance, WA

Oh, how we like the warmer weather! However, we also desire to discover the South Coast of WA as well. We had already delayed our South Coast travels by several weeks as a consequence of our Northern Goldfields Loop. The BT50 is now serviced and ready to take us a further 10000 km and we have no more reasons for delaying any longer.

We stayed overnight in two spacious Rest Areas on our Southward Drive and our first day in Esperance wasn't all that we had hoped for but the subsequent 3 days were superb. Esperance with a population of around 14000 is what you might say, a viable community, being home to most of the essential services but still small enough to retain a friendly atmosphere.

The town view from the Rotary Lookout Hill.

Still from the Lookout, over looking West Esperance.

There has been a major revamp of the Harbour Foreshore Precinct that has only been open to the public for about one month. As you may notice whales feature fairly prominently in this region.

Cypress Trees from the original development have been retained but all the foot paths, lawns, gardens and BBQ Shelters are all new.

Sammy the Seal takes prominent position in The Tanker Jetty Precinct over looking the CAT COFFEE CARAVAN that was doing a roaring trade on this day.

The Tanker Jetty has also been refurbished and has only been re-opened since September 2014. The Jetty is now only for public use.

On Tanker Jetty looking back towards Esperance CBD.

From our Caravan Park it was only marginally over 2 km distance to walk into town along the white sand beach. The remains of an old timber jetty.

The view of the town and Port area as we walk along the beach into town. The Port area is quite busy with shipping being loaded with Grain and Nickel Ore railed from Kambalda.

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