There are some places I visit for work and happy to return to enjoy at leisure, even if time is brief. Exmouth, about 1200 kms north of Perth, is one of them. It has the most beautiful beaches and well known for deep sea fishing, swimming with whale sharks and the Ningaloo Marine Park. For me the charm lies in what others may not see.
Emus rule here. On wide empty streets, they slow you down. They are the traffic jam. The speed bump. I love them! Once at the local school, I even saw one checking out the children’s backpacks that were left outside class!The sun rises over water here. And, as is true anywhere in the world, each day is always different.Did I love the vivid colours of one day or the beautiful serene pewter shine, the next? I really cannot say. Both were equally breathtaking.I love visiting Pebble Beach. The rocks come from the escarpment on the other side. The sea brings them in, and leaves them polished, and smooth. For me, these are the pearls of the sea. They are old. Smooth. Tactile. Melded. You feel the story in one’s hand.This time I visited Jurabi Point Beach.Was it worth it?You bet!Among the pebbles, knowing they are there, I always search for heart shaped stones. Why does the sea shape them so?This one is for meditation. When adrift rudderless, at sea, it is a reminder. Like the tide, one always returns to shore.
Until next time
a dawn bird