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Monday, June 7, 2010

The Place You Love To Visit - Do You Have One Too?

Do you have place you love to visit? A place that is really special? Somewhere that replenishes your soul? I do.

I don't know why exactly that I am drawn to this place, but I know that whenever I am down in Western Australia's South West, if I am close I have to visit. I especially love to visit when it is close to sunset - to spend the time just sitting and being, watching the sun set over the sea.

But it more than just the setting sun that draws me to this place - it is almost a spiritual connection. The water here is never still, the energy is tangible and yet soothing. To sit and listen to the waves, to immerse yourself in the landscape - for me it is a truly a wonderful thing.

The small bay is rocky with a small area of beach - more often than not covered with flotsam and jetsam from the ocean. If you sit on the beach there is the illusion that the horizon and the oncoming waves are higher than you, that you are nestled between the hills behind and the ocean in front.

And so hubby and I find ourselves here whenever we are visiting the Margaret River Region. We drive to Augusta, we buy fish and chips and we head out to the Water Wheel. We eat, we walk, we sit, we watch the sunset and then we drive away always feeling relaxed, always feeling refreshed, always smiling.

And so, here are a series of photos taken on one visit to my favourite place, maybe one day you will visit too and enjoy it as much as I do.

The Water Wheel is now encrusted with limestone, it was built in the 1800s and was used to supply water to the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's cottages. It was also used in the construction of the lighthouse. The water still runs from the natural spring but is only used to keep the wooden and the wheel wet so it doesn't split and splinter. The lighthouse sits on the tip of Cape Leeuwin, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet, a place where many a ship came to grief on the reefs and rocks.


  1. Oh fantastic! I have some special spiritual spots at Noosa where I climb up the rocks and soak myself in the atmosphere there. I can always tell when I desperately need to leave the city and get away to Noosa or Byron as I start feeling like I'm stuck in glue.

  2. It's gorgeous Kakka, no wonder it replenishes your soul. Thank you so much for sharing x

  3. Very nice. And it looks so peaceful. I'd love to visit, pity I'm on the wrong coast.

  4. Yes, it indeed a fantastic place and I have many happy memories of it and quite a few photos similar to yours although having been taken with an 'ordinary' camera not as good quality.
    I wish I knew how to put photos on to my blog and one day I hope I will find out as it would be nice to share. Thanks for reminding me about Augusta...not sure I'll ever get back there but one never knows.

  5. These photos are gorgeous. I would love to visit one day. I've written lots on my blog about my favorite place in the world to visit, which of course is Australia (generally) and the Outback (specifically).



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