Day 12 of 55 - Flying North on SkyWest Airlines

The driving distance between where we were, Perth, and where we wanted to be, Exmouth, was 9 hours. Most of the distance is through the coastal outback, a barren stretch of land with temps well above 100 degrees. Jeff and I decided to go the easy route and fly SkyWest Airlines to our destination.

After 11 days filled with activity, we asked for a late check-out at the Metro Inn, slept in and enjoyed a day off from our vacation. R&R is just as necessary on vacation as it is at home. We lucked out with the weather too. The day was rainy, our first rain since we arrived, which made relaxing even more relaxing.

It was bittersweet saying good-bye to Perth and Fremantle, not knowing if I would ever see this part of Australia again, but a brand new adventure was about to begin at the Ningaloo Reef. We had coral, fish, turtles, and manta rays to find! Below is a preview of coming attractions.

When we finally settled in at the Potshot Resort, we left plenty of drama in our wake. Without a reservation in our "No Plan" Plan, things worked against us this time out. It brought on a ton of stress, but in the end, we figured things out, and found food and shelter. That's all that mattered.