Cape Leveque - Kooljaman
Cape Leveque has been up in our top three must do’s since we started planning this trip. Along with the Bungle Bungle’s and the Gibb River Road, the sight of the red rock faces hitting pristine white beach sand was one of the iconic pictures burned into our brains and we just HAD to see it.
Since Mr. has done all the planning for the Kimberley, I thought it was only fitting that he writes some of the Kimberley posts. Introducing Mr….
We seem to be settling into the long days of driving better than expected so Mrs made the suggestion we push through a planned stop off and get an extra night up at Kooljaman. What can we say, when we arrived my jaw hit the ground, I couldn’t have dreamed of a more amazing view. Between our campsite and those amazing red cliffs was a wooden railing and a small slope of bush. Lucky for us we arrived just in time to watch one of the best sunsets we’ve ever experienced, and with enough light afterwards to set up our camp.
We spent our days walking to the beach for a swim, having a cool shower, getting hot and walking to the beach again, you might get the picture…it was hot! Absolutely no breeze, Mrs has never suffered so long without an air con or fan, and didn’t I hear about it. We even walked to reception to have an ice cream and bask in there air con for an hour to cool off.
The beach sand is like powder and some of the whitest I’ve seen, the water is warm but refreshing and the tides are big, something that takes a little while to get used to. Between each swim the rock you stubbed your toe on swimming last time, was now 5 meters from the shore, high and dry.
The sunsets on the western beach have to be seen to be believed, WOW, this place was everything we imagined and more! We wanted to stay longer just to experience another with the contrasting colours! 2 days I think is not enough up here, you could easily stay for a week. The perfect place to unwind after long days driving.
Oh and our first forgotten items, yes items. We left our walking shoes at our friend’s house in Exmouth! So it was a quick stop into Port Headland to buy some more.