The Golden Outback

We’ve timed our arrival into Esperance perfectly with Bodhi’s 50-year storm (OK slight exaggeration). It hasn’t stopped raining here today. I can’t complain as we’ve had an incredible run of weather and waves since we landed in Western Australia.

So all those Instagram photos you see of Esperance’s iridescent blue water, friendly beach kangaroos and epic white sands weren’t out to welcome us after a 5-hour drive from Denmark.

The word “Esperance” in French means hope. So we certainly hope things clear up for our time here. I’ve wanted to shoot here for many moons…

Luckily, earlier this week, I forecasted this nasty change in weather and chartered a small plane to shoot these Esperance shots. Esperance is VERY isolated; it took 2 hours to get here by plane (otherwise 5hrs by car), shoot, then 2.5 hours to get back to Denmark (headwind). From what I saw from the flight just blew my mind — the bluest of blues and the whitest of white sands (#insane). And being a beach photographer for 20 years, I’ve seen a few beaches around this globe. This stretch of coastline is just so unique. It’s stunning.

This is my last post from the west. We’ve had a blast over here. Being originally from WA, it was a great experience to show my groms where I came from. The west coast is so different from the east coast. It’s so sparsely populated over here, so finding space to yourself is never difficult.

There are so many people reading this post that helped us with our WA jaunt. THANK YOU.

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Lucky Bay, the far side...

Lucky Bay, the far side...

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Frenchman Peak, resembling the hats of the french army circa 1800

Frenchman Peak, resembling the hats of the french army circa 1800

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A mass of granite.

A mass of granite.

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Long walks on the beach - without anyone around

Long walks on the beach - without anyone around

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Oh those colours again, Esperance

Oh those colours again, Esperance

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Rounded domes of granite that emerge straight from the Ocean

Rounded domes of granite that emerge straight from the Ocean

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Stone Henge isn't in England, it's in Esperance!

Stone Henge isn't in England, it's in Esperance!

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Distances are vast...so this is your Uber.

Distances are vast...so this is your Uber.

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Lone surfer, Esperance

Lone surfer, Esperance

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Bays and bays of Esperance, WA

Bays and bays of Esperance, WA

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A grey nomad on the run from Lucky Bay, Esperance

A grey nomad on the run from Lucky Bay, Esperance

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