I urge you all to experience your own backyard, we live in such a magical place here in Western Australia and I feel these photos above showcase it on an incredibly small scale!
Contained in the photos are part of a road trip I headed out on. Travelling from Perth through to Badgingarra and then onto the Coalseam Conservation Park was the first section. If you haven't been to this park it's only 4 hours from Perth and a whole world away, with no mobile phone reception it is the perfect place to get away from it all and be immersed in wildflowers and nature.
During one the best wildflower seasons in WA I travelled north to Shark Bay, even the drive was a sea of changing colours - carpets of pink, yellow and white as far as the eye could see.
Shark Bay is one of the most unique World Heritage Areas in the world, I was so impressed with this place and wondered why so many of my friends have not been here before - I absolutely loved it! Such a diversity - truly where the desert meets the sea. The vibrant red earth settled on a background of turquoise waters is a sight to see.
I have to say my experience in Shark Bay was made extra special because I have a friend who lives there, she showed me some wonderful sites and we did some wonderful activities. These included staring at the Milky Way in a moonless sky from the local hot tub, staying on her friends houseboat in Monkey Mia, roasted vegetables from the hot coals of the campfire. Last on the list is the wonderful experience of the Wuda Guda Nyinda 4WD drive tour up through the Francois Peron National Park. This was absolutely incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone heading to the Shark Bay area. I now have a little bit of an understanding about Bush Tucker which as a nutritionist is incredibly exciting! We saw many native creatures including the archaic looking thorny devil. It was such a highlight!
You can take a look at their website here - http://www.wulaguda.com.au/tour/francois-peron-national-park-4wd-safari
I then headed north to Tom Price all the while admiring the incredible ever-changing landscape and flora. Just out of Tom Price was the most amazing roadside display of a wonderful variety of wildflowers varying in colour from white to dark purple. I also climbed Mt Nameless just for old times sake - a few years back I used to walk up this almost daily after work, it was still as stunning and this time I could amble up without the pressures of following a super fit friend and trying to keep up!
The real Pilbara highlight was the trip to Karijini, I spent 3 nights camping here, the whole experience was magical. The Canyoning tour was out of this world amazing. I had to face my fears of height and anything remotely exciting and participate in all aspects of it. We abseiled, rockclimbed, floated down the gorges in tyre tubes and walked up waterfalls, simply incredible - I recommend you take a look at their website here - http://www.westozactive.com.au/canyoning/
Vital Health & Nutrition
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