A year ago today, we touched down in Perth, Western Australia for the beginning of our last international adventure (for a while.) As we were planning the trip, I imagined the site seeing and wine tasting we would do in the Margaret River Region, but did not make a connection between the wine region and its proximity to beaches. We were able to do and see so much each day.
On this day, we went to see the intersection of the Margaret River and the Indian Ocean. The mouth of the Margaret River opens up to one of the most spectacular views and surfing spots. I grew up on the California coast and loved playing in the water, but never got into surfing. I was really impressed with how surfer friendly Western Australia is and to find so many tributes to surfing safety and tradition.
We even visited a winery in Yallingup that had a surfing museum. Aravina Estate includes a gallery collection of historic, colorful surf boards, memorabilia and the history of surfing.
The best part of every day, was being able to walk along a beach and to listen to the surf. We are a long way from Western Australia and even California these days. But after 8 months of no travelling, we’ve decided to take a quick trip next weekend to Galveston – another bad ass beach. Where is your favorite beach?