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Default Black Point to West Cape Howe

I had a few days off during the week and a massive list of places I wanted to see along the South coast so went on an offroad adventure starting at Black Point and finishing at West Cape Howe.

Day 1 The adventure started when I hit the dirt on the road to Black Point.


With in a minute of arriving several DEC offroad trucks came out of the track transporting some excavators. They informed me that I would need to air down at least to 12psi as they have chewed up the track in their trucks. The rest of the track had truck diff scrape marks everywhere. Luckily the wheel tracks were to wide for the Forester to sink into properly.

Next pictures are at Black Point.


Black Point campsite.


Day 2 started early as I had a lot to cover.


Jasper Beach had a long soft beach exit.
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Then the track went into the Forest towards Lake Jasper.


Started to get misty as I approached the lake.

Lake Jasper


Goblin Swamp

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Next stop was Broken Inlet.




And then onto Mandaly Beach.


Final stop for the day was Peaceful Bay. Near town is an place appropriately named Soft Beach. All the fishermen kept their Land Cruisers parked just up off the beach and they gave me funny looks when I took the Forester down. I got more funny looks when I had a swim in the freezing cold water.

One beach across was the exact opposite to Soft Beach.
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Sunset over Diamond Rock Beach.

Why do they call it Diamond Rock?


Day 3


My favorite pic from the trip.


I then went to pick up a mate in Albany to get some local knowledge before tackling the more challenging West Cape Howe. The tracks into Dunsky Beach were easy as it was all down hill and had a rewarding location to ourselves at the end.


Next stop was meant to be the most Southern point in Western Australia, but we got lost and found this rock instead.
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This meant having to drive back up here.

After more track navigation the Forester became the most Southern car in Western Australia.

Then the race was on to become the most Southern person in WA.


Some more scenery in the area.



The way out was far more challenging and involved some steep rutted out ascents. Videos to come.
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Wow Exciting. Some good pictures.
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Very nice, great scenery and looks like you had a lot of the places to yourself.

Looking forward to a couple of videos.
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Thanks for the pics and report - looks like a great trip was had!
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Excellent photos and report. I'll have to look at the map to work out exactly where you have been.
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Nice........
Bet the water was cool(ish).
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