From Kalgoorlie we headed for Laverton and the Great Central…
Portland has dramatic coastline and volcanic cliffs its here where the wood chips and trees are shipped overseas Bev and I had a coffee and biscuit in the park and watched the trucks being unloaded, they park the truck on a moving platform the driver gets out and they tip the truck up to unload the wood chips.
Then we went for a drive out to Cape Nelson 12klms from Portland the lighthouse is 32 metres tall and dates back to 1883 there is a coffee shop and tours you can even stay overnight at the lighthouse keepers cottage. There are walks around the cliff and many spots to view the craggy coastal cliffs.
Then it was on to Cape Bridgewater 20 minutes from Portland and along this coastline there are wind turbunies everywhere. The bay here is lovely and its a great place for a swim with a coffee shop to enjoy a coffee. Just 4klms along you come to the Petrified Forest and blowhole and there is also a seal colony which you can see either by taking the 3 hour return walk or there is a scenic tour by boat. The scenery along this coastline is truy beautiful.