In our secluded camp spot we enjoyed a leisurely start, complete with porridge and tea. A short distance today awaiting our bicycling.
Onto Highway 1, which was only 10 m away from the tent! The conditions were idea making 16 km in the first hour. Something of a record for us.
There was even a nice wide shoulder to cycle down, not there was very much traffic on a Sunday morning.
Tried and was semi successful with a photograph of a crane (the bird not the huge stationary lifting machine)
Once into Esperance we cycled down a perfect flat path along the esplanade, it was lovely, to the information office. Here we were overwhelmed by choice, 6 campgrounds were in an around town.
One we passed seemed to pack people in like sardines, so we chose Bathers Paradise at the top of the esplanade. Not cheap at $37 a night but the site is spotless, showers good and the camp kitchen the best one yet. We booked in for 2 nights, then it was off to the only shop open (it is Sunday and everywhere is closed) for soap, which due to excess washing (at least twice a week) has vanished.
We had very average indeed chicken pieces with vegetables, but there was a couple of bonuses. We did get some freshly baked scones from another camper on the site, and better still met Colin and Maureen from South of Sydney. Colin gave me 6 bottles of ice cold beer and an open invite to visit him when we get across to Sydney.
Sitting and chatting a while with Colin and Maureen made a nice change and they are great company.