Yeagerup Dunes

This photo is one of a few that were taken on a recent arvo drive down to Yeagerup. Now for those that don’t know where this place is, it’s situated in the D’entrecasteaux National Park, approx 40 km south west of Pemberton. It’s an awesome place to visit, and it’s the first time in about 4 years I’d been here due to being away up north. Thought I’d give the fourby a run on sand, rather than those Pilbara rocks. You drive out of the karri forest along Ritter Road to the Yeagerup lake campsite. Here is where you lower your tyre pressures and continue a short journey through to the first set of dunes. These dunes are continuously moving, and I couldn’t believe how far they’ve moved in 4 years, From the first set of dunes you get back into scrub country, meandering through the 4wdrive tracks until you come to to the top of the last dune, and an awesome view of the coastline.

There had been some recent heavy rains, and you can see here the small tuft of grass with it’s roots exposed, desperately hanging on to it’s piece of real estate. It’s amazing how resilient these coastal plants are.

There are markers on the dune to drive between to protect the vegetation, but you have the minority group who insist on making their own paths across the dunes. If we’re not careful we will lose access to all of these areas, and I don’t think it’s fair that the future generations¬†may not have the same opportunities to enjoy these areas like we have.




~ by Jamie Nicolaou on November 23, 2009.

3 Responses to “Yeagerup Dunes”

  1. Jamie found your blog on CF’s. Got some real good stuff here.

  2. Cheers Stakky – I’ve checked out your stuff too, not bad for a young fella!!

  3. Nice pic. It’s been many years since I visited the Dentrecasteaux. I’m certainly going to make it back there again once I move back to WA.

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