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Western Australia’s Peaceful South – Photo Essay

By Daniel Craig
Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 17, 2013 Last Updated: January 25, 2013
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A young boy looks off into the distance as the sun sets on Cape Clairault, Yallingup WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

A young boy looks off into the distance as the sun sets on Cape Clairault, Yallingup WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

The South of Western Australia is a bit of an unexplored land to me. I often hear about its beauty and wealth of wine vineyards that are heralded around the world but I don’t drink alcohol and my eye has always been on the beauty of other countries.

I finally took the plunge last week by spending a few days in Yallingup. Yallingup is a small seaside town in between the popular tourist locations of Dunsborough and Margaret River. So it was the perfect place to set up camp and explore.

In the short amount of time I was down South I managed to catch a sunset, sunrise, visit wineries, and explore caves. I found my experience to be one of distance from big city life—I very rarely bumped into anyone on my journeys. I will not say much more than this and will try to covey the peaceful beauty of the South through my images.

A spectacular sunset sky show over Cape Clairault, Yallingup WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

A spectacular sunset sky show over Cape Clairault, Yallingup WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

The coast line around Cape Clairault is dotted with unique and interesting rock formations. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

The coast line around Cape Clairault is dotted with unique and interesting rock formations. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

The sun rises over silhouetted a grape vineyard in Margaret River, WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

The sun rises over silhouetted a grape vineyard in Margaret River, WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

A beautiful scene during sunrise in one of the many beautiful wine vineyards located in Margaret River, WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

A beautiful scene during sunrise in one of the many beautiful wine vineyards located in Margaret River, WA. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

"SAV BLANC" nailed into a wooden pole that holds up the start of a vineyard. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

"SAV BLANC" nailed into a wooden pole that holds up the start of a vineyard. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

(Left) The early stages of a grapevine. (Right) a vineyard stuff member checks equipment. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times) 

(Left) The early stages of a grapevine. (Right) a vineyard stuff member checks equipment. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times) 

The entrance to Mammoth Cave, Margaret River is daunting on the way in but spectacular looking back. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

The entrance to Mammoth Cave, Margaret River is daunting on the way in but spectacular looking back. (Daniel Craig/The Epoch Times)

 



  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.bartlett.963 Rose Petal

    I was born in the South of Western Australia (Bridgetown) and lived in Margaret River for 10 yrs. So the country life and that area is no stranger to me. It’s beauty is incredible, and with each season comes it’s different faces of beauty. In the region there are many hidden fantastic places that people don’t get to see unless you live there dotted along the coast. Your images are a great reminder for me that it’s time i went for a visit.
    Great story, great images.


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