After clicking over 8000kms we left Derby and got into Cable Beach and finally got the much anticipated
view of the west coast and the Indian Ocean. Yahhhhh!!!
This ocean has the most amazing colours, as beautiful as we remembered.
We enjoyed 6 nights of luxury at the Mantra Frangipani, a decision made ages ago to reward ourselves after 6 weeks on the road. As I keep saying to Mr C, it’s always nice to have a treat! Lucky Mr C can’t see the Visa bills that are paying for all our “treats”!!!
It was wonderful to have a big bed, amazing shower we didn’t have to queue for (that had hot water) and a comfy couch! It was sooooo nice!!!
Cable Beach itself has grown somewhat since we were here 7 years ago on our honeymoon. There are new housing estates everywhere and a couple of new resorts, so the tourism here is booming. Lord McAlpine knew he couldn’t go wrong when he started injecting his pommy pounds into the place and building the Cable Beach Resort. (Which is still the only resort on the beachfront)!!
And so it’s a busy happening place as usual, the main proof being the amount of 4wds that stream onto each end of the beach for sunset and then have chaos as they all try to come back up the one entrance!! Then there’s the camel trains that come up as well after the sun has set, it’s all in all a very entertaining spot to sit and watch!
There is also hundreds of grey nomads set up for months on end in amazing huge vans, many with boats, in the Cable Beach caravan park.
Having said all that, it’s still a beautiful spot and has a special place in our hearts for the wonderful memories of our honeymoon.
We have still not seen a drop of rain but the weather has cooled a bit since being on the Gibb. North WA coast winters consist of hot days and cool nights, so the jumpers are getting used as well as the togs and thongs!! The water temp of the Indian Ocean is a cool 22 degrees so it’s quite refreshing!!