Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A little R&R at Cape Levique

I know it probably seems like our lifestyle is one great big holiday…but there are definitely days when one or all of us is “over it!” Sometimes we need to set up for more than an overnighter, and just chill out! So, after working flat out for 5 weeks in Broome, we headed up to Cape Levique to do just that. It seemed a fitting reward for the early completion of school for 2011 and for all Daniel’s hard work too.
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Cape Levique is absolutely beautiful. Rich red cliffs and rock faces, hemmed in with pure white sand and sparkling clear blue sea! This place is special. We had booked a Beach Shelter on the beach front at Kooljaman it wasn’t flash. Just a large thatched shelter, with a picnic table, fire pit, outdoor fresh water shower and a killer view! Literally our own little hut on the Beach front! Location, location, location! Our children quickly decided they wanted to “rough it” and sleep in the thatched hut….we figured it couldn’t hurt, so much to their delight they set their beds up on a tarp, in the best possible position to see the sea as they drifted off to sleep, and as they opened their eyes in the morning. We still set the camper trailer up parallel to the Beach Hut.

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There is so much to do in this part of the world….yet we just wanted to stay in one place and rest, read, hang out together, swim, snorkel, walk on the beach, lie in the hammock, sit around the fire….you know….chill out! So that’s exactly what we did. We all went for early morning beach walks. We got to practice snorkelling. The children had an absolute blast playing in amongst the many rock pillars and sandstone caves that dotted the foreshore, creating their own secret places. I got to finish one of my novels and start the next one. We marvelled at Humpback Whales frolicking offshore. Enjoyed the blessing of watching wild Dolphins swim by. And trembled at the slide of a 2m saltwater crocodile that we encountered much further up the beach on one of our morning strolls! We were frustrated by the intermittent phone signal that allowed us to send out an sms or 2 then stopped working completely! But we were in paradise. And boy it was nice to catch our breath!

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Next stop Anna Plains Cattle Station on 80 Mile Beach!

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