The coastline of the Margaret River region delivered one stunning spectacle after another. We had enjoyed a fabulous dinner the previous night at Lamont’s Restaurant at Smiths Beach Resort. Returning the next morning, the stretch of white sand and crystal-clear blue water of Smiths Beach was revealed.
A little further down the coast,
the Indian Ocean has carved a narrow channel between ancient granite rocks, creating the remarkable phenomenon that is Canal Rocks. From the car park, a boardwalk skirts the granite outcrop
and leads to a wooden bridge where we stood, mesmerized, as the ocean currents danced a briny ballet.
Across the bridge,
the rocks have been worn smooth over the centuries.
The water was turbulent enough on this relatively calm day,
I imagine it would be absolutely breathtaking when the storms roll in.
A short drive further, we warmed up with a coffee at the White Elephant Café
while enjoying the beautiful panorama of Gnarabup Beach.