Esperance, Western Australia

Esperance, Western Australia

Esperance, Western Australia

Esperance, Western Australia (Stamp)

 

A postcard from our friend, Rachel who is on holidays in Western Australia at the moment.

She says it’s hot as hell, and she’s really enjoying cooling off in the ocean

Esperance is located in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, about 700km southeast of Perth.

The Dutch vessel Guilden Zeepaert passed near here in 1627, but the first landing by Europeans was made by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux who was commander of the French Ship L’Esperance in 1792.

In 1979, the local shire council fined the U.S. Government $400 for littering when pieces of the space station Skylab crashed into the area after it broke up over the Indian Ocean.

Thanks for the postcard, Rachel! Make sure you keep an eye out in the sky, and don’t let any space junk fall on you!

Here’s a link to the map of Rachel’s journey to date.

"Flame Grevillea", Wildflowers of Lake Grace

“Flame Grevillea”, Wildflowers of Lake Grace

A postcard from our friend Rachel who is touring Australia at the moment.

Lake Grace is about 300km south-east Perth. It’s named after Grace Bussell who rescued many people from the wreck of the ship, Georgette near the mouth of the Margaret River in 1876.

Lake Grace is located near many natural shallow salt lakes that exhibit bright colours due to the chemical composition of the salts.

The Nyoongar people are the traditional aboriginal owners of the area which is hoime to “Wave Rock”.

Rachel says it’s hot, with a million flies.

Thanks for the postcard, Rach!

Here’s a link to the map of Rachel’s journey to date.