Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef with Zeb and Eider Duck

From Coral Bay we continued north to Exmouth.   We made it!

We are in Exmouth, Western Australia

We are in Exmouth, Western Australia

Turtles are born here.   However it was not turtle season when we were there, but this is the path to one of the nesting beaches.

Turtle Rookery

Turtle Rookery

Looks like a nice beach.

Turtle nesting beach

Turtle nesting beach

Further along the beach we liked this turtle sculpture.

Ceramic turtle

Turtle Sculpture

The small town was very nice and the people friendly.    This is the Koobooroo Oval, and sports field.

Koobooroo Oval in Exmouth

Koobooroo Oval in Exmouth

We liked the trees planted around the oval.   In Coral Bay we showed you the beaches, so today we will show you the Vlaming Head Lighthouse.

Vlaming Head Lighthouse

Vlaming Head Lighthouse

This lighthouse is 17 km from the town of Exmouth.   Since it is built on the northern most tip of Cape Range, it is one of the few places in Australia where you can watch the sun rise and also set.   Building the lighthouse had been under consideration for  few years, but in 1907 when the SS Mildura sank here and many good men were lost, the lighthouse building date was accelerated.   The lighthouse was completed in 1912 and was a welcome addition to this coast.   This is the anchor from the SS Mildura.

Anchor from SS Mildura ship

Anchor from SS Mildura ship

The view from the lighthouse is wonderful.   Many people report seeing the migrating whale shark from here.   The ocean current here made an unusual pattern on the Indian Ocean.

Unusual currents viewed from lighthouse

Unusual currents viewed from lighthouse

From the lighthouse 13 tall towers are visible.

13 tall towers

13 tall towers

During the 1960s the US Navy was granted permission from Australia to build these towers to aid in the US communication network.   During our visit to Australia, we learned about many joint military efforts between the United States and Australia.   We will show you more of these sites soon.   Leaving the Vlaming Head Lighthouse, we saw this friendly emu.

Friendly emu

Friendly emu

Emus are very common in and around Exmouth.   We are still enjoying our road trip up the western coast of Australia.   We hope you enjoy some of our explanations and photos also.

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2 thoughts on “Exmouth on the Ningaloo Reef with Zeb and Eider Duck

  1. Ooo My hubby’s starting work in Exmouth soon and your photos have now convinced me to head there soon too!

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