Today was another action packed day!
A rather late departure from Bremer Bay, we headed straight to Porongorup where today’s main feature was the Castle Rock/Granite Skywalk, with a relatively steep, 2hr 4km climb to a height of 670m, the views were quite spectacular from the Southern Ocean to the south, fields and rolling hills to the west and east leading your eyes to the not-too-distant peaks of the Stirling Range where you’ll find famous Bluff Knoll.
It was quite exhausting on the way up, thanks in part to an inaccurate weather forecast and rather warm summer temps, this meant a visit to nearby Castle Rock Estate was essential, followed by Zarephath Winery where I grabbed 5 bottles for that fast-growing collection of wines that’ll find a new home as soon as I do! Here I enjoyed a great cheese platter for lunch before taking a shortcut back to Bremer Bay that runs parallel to the Stirling Range, making a few photo stops along they way, then some fun in the gravel.
Perhaps the most impressive spectacle of the day, goes like this: Leaving Bremer bay this morning I took note of a hit kangaroo that blocked part of the road on a bend and this roadkill was still there tonight, but it was a great sight to witness the King of birds, a Wedge-tail Eagle having a feed and as I slowly approached the bend in the road, the Eagle took flight overhead, with a wingspan as wide as my car. Phenomenal stuff! I’ve seen these eagles in the wild just twice before, but not so close and in-flight. I contemplated turning back to take some photos with my tele lens but I wasn’t too keen on becoming a side-dish for his dinner! Shortly after that, I noticed a car had rolled over at some point and hopefully the driver who was taken to hospital not log before, makes a full recovery.This entry was posted in Journey 20 ● Bremer Bay 2017, Journeys