Out in the rough with a spectacular view

September 4, 2009 at 8:07 am 5 comments

Last month I had a quick getaway with the family up the coast. Living in Carnarvon is the perfect place to explore the amazing coastline north and south of us. The Bluff is a small camping area about an hour and half drive north. There is a small settlement where 2 families live permanently and run the camping grounds area. The camping is basic, pull up to the many little clearings along the ridge and make yourself at home. There are drop toilets (gasp-eeek…not an easy thing at the best of times let alone when you have pregnancy super sensitive smell and a very weak stomach!) but no other amenities so it is take all your own water and equipment. Luckily we were only going for 2 nights but the car was jam packed to the roof!

We found what appeared to be the perfect spot. The most spectacular view, a lovely little clearing that even had a little tree, perfect for some mid day shade, a semi walled camp fire, right next to a path leading down to the beach……..and did I mention the view?

july 20 2009 2We could basically watch the surf from the comfort of our little camp and the tide and swell made for some good conditions and it was very mesmerising watching it roll in all day. There were goats all over the ridge and kangaroo’s nibbling the grass around us in the evening.

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If you don’t want to completely rough it there are some permanent tents set up to book. They looked pretty cool, open air set up, but it is the shower part for me that even with a permanent tent I would only last about 2 or 3 nights and I would start to feel a bit over it.

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The second day there, the tide had gone out a bit and the swell dropped meaning we could have a dip in the shallows. Well Dan and Sabre did as there is no way I can go swimming unless it is at least 36 degrees! Seeing as it was only about 28,  I could only wade.

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It was a lovely getaway which had us proclaiming over and over “we should do this more often”……and I am sure we will.



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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alicia McCarthy  |  September 5, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Wow – I love how clear the water is. Looks fantastic. Sigh – I would love a holiday at the beach right now.

  • 2. ollierose  |  September 5, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Would you believe it is raining right now Alicia! Just after I posted this our weather has taken a turn. Looking forward to some more sunshine and another upcoming beach holiday….I swear I do work sometimes! 🙂

  • 3. Little People Wealth  |  September 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Wow – that is beautiful!

  • 4. Sarah S-B  |  September 7, 2009 at 9:47 am

    what a perfect place to be!

  • 5. Lucy  |  September 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Hello from the link a thon. Wow how pretty. Where exactly is this spot?



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