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Rockingham - WA

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The city of Rockingham contains some of the finest coastline and parks in Perth's metropolitan area.
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We drove down, hired some snorkelling gear, and went for a day on the beach :) Mark went for a run and I met him there.
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Rockingham Beach has won the WA Clean Beaches award, the Water Conservation and the Heritage and Culture category awards.
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Apart from the abundance of wildlife, historical significance and award winning restaurants, there is a memorable world waiting underwater,
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The waters of Rockingham include the Shoalwater Island Marine Park and are home to a myriad of marine like and submerged reefs, plus a number of historic shipwrecks.
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Peron Point is one of the best shore dive and snorkelling sites in the Perth metropolitan area.
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They must also have a lot of fish for this fella (Australian Pelican) to be waiting for
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Sea urchins, sea anemones shelter in the seagrass near shore. Other inhabitants of the shallow sandy areas include turban shells, plump stars and spider crabs. Fish include whiting and batfish. We saw lots of seaweed!
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The limestone at Peron Point has been carved into numerous overhangs, small caves and swim throughs very close to shore in a maximum depth of five metres. However, the sea was pretty rough, and the water not so warm, so our snorkelling was limited
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But not bad for Mark's first experience
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and just a bit of fun
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before drying off whilst snoozing on the beach - me being sun safe!
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Happy to say I have so far seen an FTO in every state I've visited so far!
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I think white suits the Australian sunshine too.
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A great day out chilling out
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Posted by charlystyles 13:51

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