The final pack up went smoothly and we said our goodbyes to the Howards. Maya was threatening to puncture our tyres so we couldn’t leave which made us all laugh. We promise to be back again!
We were on the road by 09.30am and the drive to Cervantes was good. We went straight to the Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles. Our yearly passes to the WA National Parks covered the entrance fees and they have parking for Caravans and Trailers. You cannot take them on the driving loop, but you can unhitch and leave them there in the park. So we unhitched Col’s car and drove the loop around the Pinnacles drive, stopping to get out and walk at different spots on the drive.
There was a bride and groom there having their photos done for their wedding, and I expect that the photos would have been spectacular.
As always the photos do not do the place justice. It was mind boggling just how big it was and how many limestone pinnacles are scattered about. Really crazy. I first saw this on a show that Billy Connolly did, as part of his ‘World Tour of Australia’ series, where he ran naked around the Pinnacles. Neither Col nor I reenacted this scene. Would have been funny though.
We then headed off to set up camp in Cervantes at the Banksia Reserve Free Camp spot. There are no toilets or water here so you need to be self sufficient, but we found it to be quite good as far as free camps go. We are only staying the one night then heading to Geraldton in the morning.