One of the weirdest things about living in Australia is wrapping my head around June, July, and August being winter months. Now while winter in Perth is hardly a sacrifice (no snow, temperatures do not dip below 10C/50F…knock on wood, no need for a big heavy coat), it’s still odd to have the heater on in July. Or an ice skating rink set up in Perth CBD, serving hot chocolate and mulled wine (hello?!?! I associate these things with Christmas!) But no matter. If this is winter in Australia, I’ll take it! 🙂
So even though this past weekend it was a bit chilly and overcast in Perth, Barr and I decided to “brave” the elements and go on a mini road trip. I read about the Lancelin sand dunes and adjacent beaches, about an hour and a half drive north of Perth. The drive was beautiful; we kept commenting that we couldnt believe that just twenty minutes from our house was so much tranquility and…well, just nothing (with the exception of sheep!)
You can read more about my thoughts on Lancelin on my WeekendNotes article here.
When we rolled up to Lancelin, we were blown away (and not just because it was a windy day) 😉
The colors of the water were some of the brightest turquoise I’ve ever seen – seriously it rivaled the Maldives and Caribbean!
And then there were the dunes:
We dont have the proper car to do the dune bashing and didnt call ahead to book sand-boarding, but there were plenty of folks extreme sport-ing around the dunes…even in the “dead” of winter!
It was a great little day trip for us on a chilly winter day – I would love to go back in the summer to check out the beaches then! Until next time…