COME SEE Canal Rocks, South West. Australia.
COME SEE CANAL ROCKS, MARGARET RIVER.
|BEST TIME TO VISIT|
Spring – Autumn
30 mins +
Far more than a series of granite rocks in the Indian Ocean, Canal Rocks offers magic. There’s something about the ocean that continually draws us in. Something graceful about watching a large mass of water move in sync. Something magical about the way it turns from a deep turquoise to a brilliant white.
We find it so visually enticing that I sit on the rocks and watch its movements as if it were a sport. We listen to its thunderous roar as it comes rushing in. We admire its beauty yet fear its power. There’s something in this contrast that our hearts understand that our heads never will. We find this danger alerting yet alluring. When we’re near it we feel so alive.
We watched the momentum build in the rolling waves hoping that each and every one would be mightier than the last. We took the opportunity whilst there were only a few people about to put our drone up to get some shots. And Wowee!! I mean, if Canal Rocks had an aerial view live stream we would tune in EVERY NIGHT!
After frothing from the visual over stimulation we went to where the main part of this natural attraction lay. There’s a quaint, narrow walkway that leads around the edge of the rock and out over a channel of water onto a smaller rock island parallel to the main land. It’s an awesome thing following a man-made walkway that all of a sudden opens up for you to choose your own trail. But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if one day they close it off with a viewing deck to conserve the landmark… SO GET IN QUICK whilst it’s all still legally explorable!
So, to our dear friend Canal Rocks, until we meet again and we get to feast upon your sensory beauty once again, stay wild, stay free and never give up your turbulent nature!
Tips before visiting Canal Rocks
- Mid-week visits are best to beat the crowds, especially if you’re planning to cross the walkway.
- Go off track, climb the rocks, explore the small water holes, spot the crabs just be safe near the water. There’s one orange lifebuoy located near the bridge but this is by no means an advertised or patrolled swimming area.
- If your bridge or rock jumping asses the conditions and only do so in calmer conditions IF you’re a strong swimmer!
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