Middle Lagoon - Nature's Hideaway
If Kooljaman hit all the marks what would you expect on your final Dampier Peninsula destination, especially when you know hardly anything about it? How about a campsite overlooking the ocean, less than 50 steps to the shore and spectacular sunsets similar to Kooljaman. We are seriously roughing it here.
We sadly said goodbye to Kooljaman and head to Beagle Bay for a quick look at the beautiful church, which is rich in history. If you are out this way, it is worth stopping past and reading about the church’s history before hitting the dirt road to Middle Lagoon. After 40 corrugated kilometres we popped out of the bush to this great little spot and found our campsite on ‘the Ridge’ overlooking the Northern beach. Mrs was a little happier setting up camp as we had a breeze to cool us off. Down the hill less than a 1 min walk we were cooling off in the beautiful cooling ocean.
Middle lagoon allowed us to refine our camp setup and our shade here, much to our relief. We spent two days popping back and forth between the beach and camp, reading books, napping and watching dolphins play at the inlet to the lagoon. This serene place left us with no phone signal which is always a nice way to unwind. About the only downside we found were the prickles. God they were everywhere on our camp and not small ones, these were nasty! Even through our ground cover you’d get the odd one stuck in your foot and we ended up having to wear shoes constantly or bear the brunt of the prickle!
Bring a book, a fishing rod or even a dinghy and you could easily spend weeks here. We were lucky enough to spend our wedding anniversary here and it was so relaxing!
While here we found our first vehicle damage. The right hand front sway bar link sheared. We had the same item on the left hand side replaced prior to this trip after the same thing had happened. We thought we had a spare but turns out it was only for the left hand side which was fine.
We bid farewell to Middle Lagoon and headed for Broome to organise repairs and resupply our food prior to heading east for the rest of our Kimberley Trek.