Map of the region, showing Denmark (right at the borrom of the map) in relation to Perth, and local area around Denmark:
We're taking a quick trip down to the South Coast - was supposed to have been accompanied by Ian in a surprise visit, but he got "Covid isolated" and had to cancel. We're doing it anyway, but varying it a little. We drove straight down Albany Highway, as far as Mount Barker, then diverted to take the direct road to Denmark. Staying in Denmark. Here are some lovely trees seen on the way or in/near Denmark, and some other views...
Stately gum tree (Salmon Gum??) on entry to Williams:
Stately gum tree (Karri??) in Denmark:
Denmark River, Berridge Park, Denmark:
Entry of Denmark River into Wilson Inlet:
Paperbark trees, Denmark:
Denmark's Ocean Beach, the entrance to Wilson Inlet:
We were greeted by several fairy wrens in the garden of our B&B this morning. Probably Splendid Fairy Wren, but none in full bloom! One I suspect is a juvenile with his colour just starting to emerge.
To start our travels today around Denmark this morning, we went looking for Fairy Doors, finding several (here's one). Then went for a climb up to Monkey Rock. Great views from the top. Spotted a fly catcher on the way...
Fairy Door at the base of a tree:
View from the top of Monkey Rock, looking Westwards:
View from the top of Monkey Rock, looking Eastwards:
Flycatcher bird near Monkey Rock:
To round out the morning/day, we visited quite a few really marvellous beaches. The coastline here is so beautiful, full of interest, such glorious empty beaches! Finished just as the rain came in...
Green's Pool Beach:
Christina's B&B in Denmark:
Today we drove home, via Walpole (stopped for coffee), Manjimup, Bridgetown (lunch), and Bunbury (bypass), Mandurah (bypass) and Kwinana Freeway (where we were held up for more than 30 minutes by a burning ute in the middle lane).
Home by 5:15pm, having driven 485km from Denmark.