Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

We have just got back from our few days staying down in Yallingup in the beautiful south west region of Western Australia. I haven’t had time to do my usual blog post this week week but thought I’d share a few photos of a twilight walk we did round the stunning Cape Naturaliste Peninsula on our last evening. The trail skirted round the lighthouse and we had the place to ourselves. The sunset had to be seen to be believed – it was a wonderful sight over the calm waters of Geographe Bay. In future blogs, I will have plenty of stories to share about our south west trip as well as more stories about our European holiday earlier this year!

 

 

And finally the sun disappeared over the horizon!

 

Sunset at Cape Naturaliste

Sunset at Cape Naturaliste

 

For more wonderful walks around the world head over to Restless Jo’s Monday Walks!

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41 thoughts on “Sunset At Cape Naturaliste

  1. restlessjo says:

    Looks fabulous Rosemay. You know I love a stroll and a lighthouse. Glad you had a good time x

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    1. Yes it’s such a beautiful and unspoilt part of the world Jo! It was a lovely evening for a stroll – we were literally the only people on the pathway. I am going to write up a longer account at some point but am quite happy to link to your next Monday Walk if you think it qualifies since it’s a shorter post than I normally do! We did the lighthouse stroll, which was about 2.5 kms and took us round the headland. Hope you have had a lovely break in Portugal! I’ll be catching up with all my blog reading tomorrow! We were out yesterday at our daughter’s and just heading out the door again soon! X

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  2. kayrpea61 says:

    Thank you for these beautifully captured glimpses of our stunning west coast, Rosemary. I still marvel at the fact the south west of WA is about as big as Victoria!

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    1. You’re very welcome Ken πŸ™‚ It is a stunning part of the world isn’t it? Have you been over to the south west part of WA? I know the geography is quite mind blowing – we only live in a relatively small corner of WA the state is huge and so varied!

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      1. kayrpea61 says:

        A few years ago now, Rosemary, we had several days on a loop down the coast to where the three oceans meet and force a left turn or you get very wet!! We had several days in Margaret River, stayed overnight in the middle of the Karri forest, a couple of nights in Albany and then headed back to Perth. That’s how I know what the scale is.

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        1. Sounds a great trip and yes it is a long way isn’t it?! Have only been down to Albany once though many times to Margaret River. The Karri forest is fascinating too – we’ve been to Pemberton once and driven through the Boronup forest a few times incredible how tall the trees are there!

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  3. KerryCan says:

    Beautiful! I find it so difficult to get good photos of sunsets. They always are so much more spectacular in “real life” than they look in my photos.

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    1. Thanks Kerry! Think we were very lucky with these as I thought they wouldn’t come out too well. The sunset was amazing in real life and probably even more spectacular than the photos show! Used the proper camera though not the iPhone for these!

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  4. Lucy says:

    Oh wow, what a beautiful place! It looks like you had an amazing trip!!

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    1. Its a gorgeous place Lucy – about a 3 hour drive south west from Perth. The Cape peninsula juts out into the Indian Ocean though this part is on the more sheltered northern side and the seas were calm that evening. We had a lovely few days away – now got that post holiday feeling trying to catch up with everything! Hope you have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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  5. RuthsArc says:

    Love the sunset and the light on the lighthouse.

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    1. It was the perfect time for a walk Ruth with the sun setting and the backdrop of the skies and lighthouse. You can do a tour of the lighthouse but this was in the later in the day and it had already closed – next time!

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  6. Looks like you’ve had a wonderful time. What beautiful photos. Love a good sunset. Look forward to reading more about your trip. Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Ting – we did have a good few days break down in the south west. It was quite wild and wet initially but we had some lovely days as well. I have taken so many photos (as per usual) it will take me a while to sort through them all. Will be writing up quite a few posts about this trip and also finishing up the posts about my last holiday!! Will be catching up on everyone else’s blogs over the weekend too! Hope you have a great weekend as well πŸ™‚

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  7. Heyjude says:

    it looks like a delightful area to explore and I love the evening light you have captured here.

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    1. The area round Cape Naturaliste is wonderful Jude. If you come to Perth again it is a lovely part of the world to explore. We were there during the week and also out of school holidays and we really had many places to ourselves. We drove along the road leading out to the lighthouse on our last evening and there was hardly a soul about! Am very glad the photos help to reflect the beauty as the light was so wonderful that evening! πŸ™‚

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      1. Heyjude says:

        I shall note it down πŸ™‚

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        1. Hope you get there one day Jude! πŸ™‚

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  8. What a gorgeous walk and stunning sunset Rosemary – you captured it perfectly!!

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    1. Thanks Joy – it was such a lovely walk! Well signposted too as we were the only people about and didn’t know where we were going. The track took us right round the headland and lighthouse though and we could follow the light from the tower! The sunset was stunning and am so glad the photos came out so well in the end, as you never quite know when you are taking them! Hope you have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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  9. The sunset is stunning! Looks like it has a wonderful nature for the walk. Looking forward to your future post. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Indah! Yes it’s a beautiful area with many walking trails – this was a good one as it was about 2.5 kms so not too far! The sunset was spectacular that evening! Hope you have a lovely weekend too! πŸ™‚

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  10. What a beautiful sunset. You have really captured it well in the pictures. I look forward to read more about the south west trip and more about your European holiday πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Hanne πŸ™‚ It was a wonderful sunset and I was glad the pictures came out ok! I’ll probably do another post about my south west trip later this week. Hope you have a great week! πŸ™‚

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  11. A probert says:

    Lovely pictures, looks a spectacular location, I love hearing about your travels!

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    1. Thanks Annette! This is a beautiful part of the south west of WA just under 3 hours drive from the north side of Perth where we live. We are so lucky to have this lovely region nearby – more photos to come! πŸ™‚

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  12. Lovely sunset indeed…great pictures…(Suzanne)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne – we are lucky here in Western Australia we do get magnificent sunsets! πŸ™‚

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  13. Great photos – it looks very beautiful. Coincidentally, I’ve just posted a little nature story based in Australia. (Am I allowed to say that? Apologies if I’m breaking blog etiquette.)

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    1. Thanks Susan πŸ™‚ Yes that’s fine you are allowed to mention your recent post no etiquette breached! I will take a look at your post later today when I have a bit more time – just dashing out the door! Thanks for visiting here again πŸ™‚

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  14. colibrist says:

    Sea, lighthouse and sunset… Great combination! Looking forward on reading more about south west Australia!
    Happy travels πŸ™‚

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    1. It was a perfect evening for a twilight walk Laia – we get beautiful sunsets over here on the west coast of Australia! Happy travels πŸ™‚

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  15. I’m always attracted by lighthouse, I quite like the architecture. It’s always nice to have an evening stroll close to the sea.

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    1. We were lucky to have such a great evening for our stroll Gin! It was getting quite dark by the time we got back to our car (fortunately the walk was well signposted). I thought we might have to follow the light of the lighthouse at one point as the path got very dusty and narrow but we were fine! πŸ™‚

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  16. fifi + hop says:

    Beautiful sunset photos! If we could have that view everyday..

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    1. Thanks yes we’re very lucky here in WA – beautiful sunsets each night over the ocean one advantage of being in the west! πŸ™‚

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