Zeb and Eider Duck Enjoy Western Australia’s Eighty Mile Beach

Zeb and Eider Duck and the humans arrived at Eighty Mile Beach.

Welcome

Welcome

We stayed in a cabin at Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park.

Our home for a couple days

Our home for a couple days

In the U.S. we do not believe the RV parks have self-contained cabins for rent.   But in Australia, many of these parks have places for your tent, your camper, cabins with shared facilities and self-contained cabins.   They are great.   As we approached the park, we admired these Australian greeters.

Hello

Hello

Isn’t she adorable?   We love these wallabies.   You may remember that a wallaby looks like a smaller kangaroo.   Our park has this Memorial for Vietnam Veterans.

Vietnam Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

It was officially opened August 18, 2010.   We like memorials that honor those that fought for freedom.   Eighty Mile Beach is the longest uninterrupted beach in Western Australia.   The beach comprises 220 kilometers of coastline between Cape Missiessy and Cape Keraudren.   Let’s see the beach.

Our beach is wide and long

Our beach is wide and long

We enjoy the soft sand and the really wide beach.   Many migratory birds come here in the spring to feed.   Also between June and October humpback whales pass near this beach heading north.   This is the Indian Ocean, but the sea is rather gentle.   Humans can drive on this beach.

Driving on the beach

Driving on the beach

Fishing from the shore is popular with many humans.

Fishing on Eighty Mile Beach

Fishing on Eighty Mile Beach

There are many kinds of shells on this beach.  We ducks like beaches, sand, water and shells.   This is the path to leave the beach and return to our cabin.

Heading back to our cabin

Heading back to our cabin

One time when we left the camp, some of the residents did not want us to leave.

Please don't leave

Please don’t leave

We waited patiently for them and soon they moved for us.   This road sign certainly made us look twice.

What?? Turtle crossing?

What?? Turtle crossing?

Someone altered a speed bump sign.   Flatback turtles do come ashore between October and April to lay eggs, but by the ocean.   Not on the road.   We are enjoying the view from our front porch.   This proud, colorful bird really got the attention of our humans.   Of course, being a fellow bird, we liked him also.

Our feathered friend

Our bright eyed feathered friend

As you can guess, the sunsets here at Eighty Mile Beach on the Indian Ocean, are beautiful.

Beautiful Indian Ocean sunset with a lone fisherman

Beautiful Indian Ocean sunset with a lone fisherman

A great finale to our time at Eighty Mile Beach.

Just beautiful

Just beautiful

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