Hot Tubs n’ Hot Dogs in Denham

Our caravan is back, our spirits are high and Shark Bay beckons. First stop, Denham – the western most town in Australia, neighbour to the famous Monkey Mia and with some charming treasures all of its own. At the Ocean Park Acquarium we have a guided tour of the tanks filled with rays, sharks, squid, turtles and fish of all shapes, colours and sizes – we watch them being hand fed and bombard the guide with our questions. At Eagle Bluff we follow the boardwalk out over the water to spot the same sea creatures in the wild – but one lonesome stingray and a few shy dolphins is the best we can do. At the Peron Homestead we are captivated by the preserved shearing shed, shearer’s quarters and stockyards: re-living life on a sheep station a century ago. Most exhilarating of all is the Peron Homestead artesian bore hot tub – forty fabulous degrees and the bath we have all been waiting for. Lightheadedness be damned, we stay immersed for ages, before shuffling our bright pink, wrinkled little bodies across to the BBQ for a hot dog picnic. Heaven.
Budge cracks everyone up as he demonstrates how to shear a sheep in the Peron Homestead shearing shed, using our own three little lambs.
Feeding the sharks at Ocean Park Acquarium.
Hot Tub Heaven.