We were reccomended the Discovery tour by our Lodge owner ...we were not dissapointed . Sean ran a small group (no more than 6 0 from a beautifully kept New Landrover that overed the ground between attractions effortlessy and comfortably . After a rief intro and layout o the day we haeaded off to a gentle but exhilarating paddle down Margaret River getting a sense and feel of the history and beauty of the region at close quartes and in perfect tranquility .
Sean took us to Fraser Gallop , a local vineyard that has won huge accolades internationally for their wine and winemaker Clive Otto , after a personal tour from Clive we sat down in the barrell room and enjoyed some examples of his work and a fabulous gourmet lunch of local produce which was something quite unique and something not available to people outside of this tour .....A truly unique and very satisfying experience .
Sen took us to contrasting spots on the wel renowned Cape to Cape route where we witnessed and experienced a significnt Aboridginal religous site at Meekadarebee Waterfall. The huge range of the flora and fauna was illustrated and as a bit of fun we had an impromptu honey taste under th shade of an old Jarra tree .
Our second walk was along the clifftops were you can again admire the bio diversity of the landscape but in conjunction with stunning Ocean views , we were very lucky, Sean managed to find us a Mother whale and her calf , close to the shore breaching happily in the sunny waters . an amazing site .
I have been to Australia many times and actually lived in The Rainforest , the Red centre and New South Wales for many months each . However in terms of diversity , pleasure and fullfillment that was up in my top Australian trips of all times . Sean stlyle is so easy going , but fully informed and passionate about Wine , Aboriginal Folklore and lifestle and the locale that it is easy to imaging him fronting one of these docu/adventure shows about West Australia .....probably when I next return he will be ...Either way I am going to engage him again to , this time to be our personal guide and host for a couple of days as the love affair with Margaret River will go on .
Simon Hedley and Isobel Bundy ....London