That evening we traveled to the other side of the peninsula to Monkey Mia Resort to participate in an aboriginal cultural bushwalk. Darren 'Capes' Capewell, a former footy player and aboriginal guide took us on a hike to find and eat bush tucker (nature's edibles), tell us about Shark Bay history, aboriginal songs and dreamtime stories, and we even learned a few words of the local Manga language. Capes was awesome! This was one the best highlights of our trip! Watching the sun go down, sitting on the red, red sand crowded around a fire, learning about the local first peoples, cooking fish over the coals, and seeing the interest that Caleb showed was so amazing. Jackson had a great time too. He tooted the conch shell louder and longer than anyone else, but most of his time was spent making sand angels and digging.
|Sunset at Monkey Mia|
|Capes, our wonderful guide burning the sweet smelling smoke of the sandalwood.|
|Collin opening up his fish after being cooked over hot coals. YUMMY!|
|Caleb demonstrated how he was taught to find fresh water in the desert.|
Aboriginals used fire to crack tops of big rocks to create depressions that captured fresh rain water.
|Jackson dig, dig, digging!|