Found this friendly horse walking near the road in Cape Range National Park in Western Australia a few years back. This horse and others had been released into the park by owners who presumably couldn’t or didn’t want to care for them anymore. I don’t know much about horses, but judging by the ribs on this one, it doesn’t look terribly well fed.
We had spent Christmas in Perth and after some travels to the south, headed further north to stay in Exmouth. There’s not much in Exmouth, aside from the emus that walk slowly around the town and seem particularly fond of standing in the middle of the main road looking at cars trying to get through. The town serves as a great spot from which to see the national park and to explore the string of beaches that run down the western edge of the park.
Due to its remoteness (Exmouth is 1270km north of Perth), the beaches are very quiet. In fact, we often found ourselves having the beach entirely to ourselves. An interesting feature of the park is that the Ningaloo Reef runs along the coastline. It’s so close that you can just grab your snorkel, mask and fins and swim right out to the reef from the beach without ever venturing into deep waters or strong currents.
We chose to fly to Exmouth from Perth, which turned out to be a bit pricey given the remote locale. Not sure there would be a next time, but if there is, we might instead choose make the 15 hour drive.