South west WA has some amazing caves, that are tourist hotspots, so of course we had to join in. We toured Jewel Cave, and it lived up to the hype. It was amazing the myriad of shapes that can form when dripping water leaves behind mineral deposits. This particular cave is known for it's straw stalagtites, which are really long, narrow tubes--literally the diameter of a straw. The longest one we got to see was about 15ft long.
We ended our day with a trip to Hamelin Bay, wandered the beach and got absolutely pummeled by wind and sand.
|Two oceans meeting, with us standing right in front of it.|
|There was a pirate cow at Cape Leeuwin, I'm not sure why.|
|The lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin, from further along|
the Southern coast.
|The Organ in Jewel Cave|
|Calcite shaped like brains...or cauliflower|
|I really like this shot of Dan|
|And one of me, also at Hamelin Bay|