Following from my previous post, on our first night in Bremer Bay we went to dinner at the Mount Barren restaurant at the Bremer Bay Resort.
Right outside the building they have this huge mermaid statue made with scrap metal and mosaics.
The dinner was actually very good and tasty, service was good, but with a pub with live music next door the noise was a bit too loud for my liking. The kitchen also closes at 8,30 pm, so don't be late! The resort also rents out rooms and chalets.
After dinner we dropped our friends at the caravan park and went back to our Airbnb house for a well deserved rest.
|(Bremer Bay Resort - Photo from the net)|
The small town of Bremer bay is situated at the mouth of the Bremer River, with a population of about 750 people. They have a general store, petrol station, medical centre and pharmacy, a hardware store, a church, two camping parks, the resort and restaurant and not much more in the way of shopping.
The first morning, after a breakfast of farm fresh eggs (left to us by our host with the note that they were freshly laid) and bacon, we got in our car and drove around to the most beautiful beaches.
At this time of the year Humpback whales and Southern right whales can be spotted around these waters and as we were leaving home the neighbour from the house in front mentioned there were whales at the beach...
We visited most of the town's beaches, and they were all spectacular, mostly deserted, just a couple of fishermen dotted around or a couple of brave kids getting wet in the freezing water.
The beaches had sand so fine and white and the sea water went from transparent+to various shades of turquoise. Just beautiful, I think the photos don't do it justice!!
We climbed Bremer Bay's highest lookout, the Tooleburrup Hill, but couldn't spot the whales. It was also so windy up there it was almost impossible to be out of the car!
As we drove into one of the beaches, the same neighbour who was leaving the beach handed us his binoculars! Wow, only in small towns something like this could happen, handing us property that he might not see again!
At the jetty we spotted dark shapes in the water, and using the binoculars I saw two whales jumping up but this next photo is all I managed to get.
The kids in the inflatable boat were quite close to it and when they returned to the jetty they reported they could even see the barnacles stuck on it's head! They were so excited, and so was I even though I didn't get that close to the whale!
|kids on inflatable boat to the left and whale to the right|
Another lookout in Bremer Bay is the platform near the the wind turbine. The turbine supplies 40% of the town's power.
The town of Bremer Bay as seen from the wind turbine lookout tower.
|Sunset in Bremer Bay|
For the 3 days we spent there, the weather wasn't the best, the sun peaked through cloudy skies, but the worst was the wind, always very, very windy and humid!
I don't think I had ever experienced this type of cold in Perth, one of the evenings I was wearing 4 layers of clothing!! Not even in winter in Perth I do that!
Next I'll post about our tour of the Fitzgerald River National Park and it's beautiful wildflowers.