Monkey Mia

I don’t know if place names get much sillier than ‘Monkey Mia’. It just sounds dumb. And very touristy. The actual history behind the name isn’t fully know.

It was indeed a very touristy place (existing really for one big reason, which I’ll get to), but also a very pretty place. And when you are up before 6am, it’s also a very quiet place.

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Kalbarri National Park

After an early breakfast we set out for the day, this time making the short drive to nearby Kalbarri National Park (Australia has a ton of National Parks!). Here we would be spending our entire morning hiking and exploring Kalbarri, notable for some nice gorges. It was proving to be another stellar weather day.

Our first taste was the Z-Bend section of the Murchison Gorge…named because I guess it looks like a Z from above.

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