Cape Naturaliste

hike to the whale lookout


sea breeze

wooden bride to the lookout point

blue sky

brief rest in the shade

under the trees


walk up to the lighthouse

t'was a sunny cold day

Top: Dorothy Perkins

Pants: Uniqlo

Coat: Sportsgirl

Necklace: Doury, from a street market in Sydney

Wedges: Hush Puppies

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC Bag, from Shopbop

When V and I are on a holiday, we try our best to get up early so we maximise the daylight hours and our adventures, but as you can tell from the photos, we did not quite get up early enough for a walk in Cape Naturaliste. The sun was high by the time we arrived and if ever there were days that were hot and cold at the same time, this was one of those.

By now, V and I have been to enough stunning bays and beaches in Australia (you Australians are a lucky bunch) and this Cape was no different. We took a walk to a whale watching platform which provides amazing views over the ocean, but despite it being the annual migratory periods (September to December), we did not spot any whale, which is a pity because Geographe Bay is widely regarded as one of the best places in Australia for whale watching and people have spotted Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations from this very spot. Maybe next time we’ll bring our binoculars. Of course we’d have to buy them first.

While there, we also visited the famous Cape Naturaliste lighthouse. Built on top a hill, the lighthouse itself didn’t need to be very tall. Though no longer in use, the lighthouse mirror is still continuously rotated to prevent it from focusing enough heat from the sunlight to cause bushfires in the surrounding area. I had to take a photo at the entrance because the lighthouse’s red and white exterior matched my top and coat, a nice coincidence. Speaking of which, are you tired of my red coat yet?

Photos by Arnold Hozana


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