As you know from my earlier post about Country Carnival, we had our first road trip in 2015 to Esperance over the week-end. It was only four days, the main reason we went to Esperance was for the Esperance Surf Life Club Country Carnival, read the story here if you are interested.
A little history about the this town called Esperance. French explorers were first landing in Esperance in 1792. The town itself was name named after a French ship, the Esperance, which is French for ‘hope’. Aboriginal people have been in the Esperance area for over 200 000 years, and the Aboriginal name of the area is ‘Kepa Kurl’ which means ‘the place where the waters lay down like a boomerang’. In 2014 Esperance has a population of approximately 15,000 people, and has a number of key industries such as mining, fishing, and agriculture.
We left Perth on Thursday evening, stopped over for a night at my husband’s brother’s house in William. From William to Esperance took us about 7 hours drive. From Perth is 8 hours. Summer is a magnificent time to visit Esperance, with so many beautiful beaches to choose from, you can have an entire beach to yourself. Esperance has beautiful summer weather with an average temperature of 28 degrees, just nice! Though the last two days we were there the temperature dropped to 22 and bit windy. This time we didn’t take our tents, instead we stayed in the holiday cabin at the caravan park, Pine Grove, which I don’t recommend you to stay there. The holiday unit has two bedrooms, it is pretty small, but is a bit old and for $217 per night we don’t expect a torn couch and wobbly door handle do we?! We didn’t have much choice when did the booking as everywhere else was already fully booked due to the Country Carnival. I rather stay at my tent then in that cabin, honestly. At least the shower and hot water are clean and strong, beds are comfy.
We only had the whole day on Saturday to explore, as on Sunday we were spending most of the time at the carnival. We headed back to Perth on Monday. Here are some pictures from our short trip to Esperance. We are planning to go there again, but next time we are going to camp!
On our way to Esperance, we went through the salt lake it’s called Lake Grace. Those white stuff is not sand but salt.
Having chips and beer (not pictured) on the top of the big rock at Twilight BeachBeautiful evening
My mother and I at Cape Le Grand
White sand, beautiful beach
Can you see three people climbing up to the peak?
While we are having lunch we got a visitor! But you are not allowed to feed them!
Kangaroos at Lucky Bay, they appreciate the sun and sand. They regularly are spotted lazing on the beach and keeping visitors at the nearby camp ground entertained.
Lucky Bay , voted the whitest beach in Australia. The sand here is so fine and clean that it squeaks under your feet.
I think I bore you enough with all the pictures, sorry guys! 🙂 Last but not least….enjoy this little video!
Til later Esperance!
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