Today was hot again, the temperatures continuing in the low 30’s, and in less coastal regions of the state it was in the high 30’s and even 40 degrees. We went and looked around some of the sites , we drove up to the cliffs above Ethel beach – this is one of the places around the cape that ships have wrecked. The rusted remains of the iron barque Ethel lay on the beach. The Ethel wrecked here in 1904 while battling a force seven gale, the ship wreck took the life of one of those on board. Holiday makers scrambled down the cliff to get a closer look at this old iron hulled wreck of a sailing ship..
The beaches here are beautiful; however they are often at the foot of large cliffs requiring you to find your way down to them.
We went and wandered around the small almost a ghost town of Inneston. This wee village is partly ghost town, partly being restored and partly home to some people. It is a fascinating walk and marked very well with good explanation of the previous life of the village. Inneston was a vibrant little mining village prior to 1932 it was a centre for mining Gypsum, the stuff used to make cement. There are signs of the history of the region throughout the park.
The park’s main camping ground is at Pondalowie Bay, where there are good facilities we had preferred not to use them. We do like some space and privacy if we can get it when we are camping, the price is often facilities.
In the afternoon, we went snorkelling again, this time we went at Cable Beach, just down from where we were camping, it turned out to be a good spot and we really enjoyed our few hours in the waters here.
Al and I went out just before dusk for her to take photo’s of the beaches and cliffs at sun set. The results as usual were stunning.