Col and I headed to Lucky Bay to try some beach fishing. Kalbarri has a Lucky Bay as well as Esperance. As it turns out, we weren’t very lucky. It was a very windy day which didn’t help our cause. Something was nibbling at our bait but not taking the hook, so we just fed the fish that day. I did accidentally catch a seagull at one point! The birds were hanging around trying to get our bait and when you cast into the water a group of birds would dive to try and steal your bait. One bird got tangled up in the line and luckily not the hook. Very thankful that Col knew what to do, as I was in new territory with a bird on my line as I reeled it in. Col held the bird (needless to say the bird was not impressed with this and kept trying to bite Col), I went running up the beach to find scissors but we were actually able to untangle it and set him free. I was relieved to see him fly away as I was worried he might have hurt his wing in the ordeal. Neither of us felt like seagull for dinner!
It was a beautiful spot. We were fishing in a section that had a reef running around the edge and really protected the water. Would have been a good place to snorkel and swim on a clear day. It looked like a waterfall over the rocks everytime a wave crashed over them.
There is a great camping spot at Lucky Bay – new facilities, Eco Toilets, shaded areas with picnic tables, fire pits and HUGE camping area right near the beach. You could almost have your own private ensuite there are so many toilets and camping spots. It does get windy and there is not a huge amount of protection from this, but still a really good camping spot and affordable. $15 per person per night. Dump point, toilets but no water or camp kitchen.
Col thinks it is a ridiculously good fishing beach, surf beach and a protected area you could swim and snorkel. You can drive your car down onto the beach. There are also huge sand dunes for 4WD. I was surprised at how warm the water was too.
After feeding the fish and having no luck, we decided to go for a drive and check out out ‘Pot Alley’. We were curious what would be at the end. There were beautiful cliffs and a small beach area. A lot of fishing potential too.
From there we headed to Red Bluff Beach as we could see heaps of surfers out on the water. There were so many people there surfing or watching and we stayed a while. It was great to watch them.
There were barrel waves really close to the shore as well and a few surfers were waiting there and catching them. The rocks were making me nervous!
Later when we had returned to camp, I was heading over to the toilet (I seem to have a lot of toilet stories!). I noticed these little guys. Possibly the hairiest caterpillers I have ever seen. There were quite a few of them and they made me laugh. You have heard of the ‘Very Hungry Caterpiller’, and now you know of the ‘Very Hairy Caterpiller’