From Broome we headed north to the top of the Western Australian coastline and spent a glorious week relaxing and ‘taking a break from our holiday’ at Middle Lagoon.
Our week went a little something like this ……………………………………
Middle Lagoon is a two and a half hour drive from Broome along a pretty rough, red sand and dirt, corrugated road, but it is worth the drive. We did get a bit of a surprise when we reached the Middle Lagoon turn off the Cape Leveque Road and then realised we still had just over 30kms still to go! And the road in to Middle Lagoon was rougher than what we had already travelled on the Cape Leveque Road so it was a very long drive!
We stayed at Nature’s Hideaway Campground at Middle Lagoon on an excellent site called site 5 on the Terraces (or Snob Hill as Trice and Geoff called it hehehe!). Although it wasn’t directly overlooking the water like you can see in this picture (and those sites were spectacular!)
we really liked our site because we could still see the water but we had lots of shade too which the ocean front ones didn’t. The shade was really nice to have in the afternoon when it was too hot at the beach and we just wanted to be chilling out around camp.
We did lots of relaxing at Middle Lagoon but we also had lots of fun as it just worked out that also here at the same time were the family we had meet at Lake Argyle (Geoff & Trice and the kids), plus the Rollason family we met at Cable Beach and another family we had met in the caravan park in Broome! The kids had a ball having lots of friends to play with and Matt and I enjoyed some friends to talk to as well! We were lucky enough to be given one night, a dinner’s worth of freshly caught spanish mackeral from a lovely couple at a neighbouring campsite. This fish came to us filleted and all so all we had to do was cook it over the fire – it was so delicious!!!
The next day Matt and the boys were lucky enough to go out with Geoff in his tinnie and try a bit of fishing themselves! Even though they came home empty handed they were so lucky having got to see whales, dolphins, a big sea turtle and lots of different types of fish! The boys had a great time and Geoff we are so grateful to you for taking them all out!
We really didn’t do much at Middle Lagoon – we spent a big day trip out exploring Cape Leveque and surrounds but other than that we just ‘stopped’ and although it was a little hard to make ourselves do it when there is so much to do and see – we’re really glad we did as it was a great rest.
On our last night at Middle Lagoon we decided to head off and explore some of the 4wd tracks around the lagoon – we ended up on our own private little beach to watch the sun set – it was beautiful!