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This Is Paradise

You could never get tired of this place.

Esperance is an isolated place. It's not really on the way to anywhere else besides the Nullarbor Plain and the town itself isn't exactly a mecca for gourmets or high end tourism - but I can say with pretty profound assurance that this place has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Pristine and wild and rugged, the locale counts 20-30 windswept beaches, with perfect white sand and azure blue water set against a rocky island backdrop, called the Recherché Archipelago. This particular beach is named Wharton Beach and it's my favourite. You can see a more elevated (and unfiltered!) view from my instagram HERE. I spent many summer's here as a kid, my family lived on a farm nearby. These images are from Boxing Day where I joined some friends and their families, drinking cider and wine and eating Christmas leftovers. It got up to 32 degrees so intermittent dashes into the cold water were a necessity! It made me feel so nostalgic, it's really special to share such a beautiful place with only a few people local to the area. During the winter you could come here and virtually have the whole place to yourself (it's a bit to cold to swim though, those southern ocean currents bring a chill all the way from Antartica) and you can drive along this beach for a km or so then over the hill onto the next one. So lucky to have grown up in a place like this! Unfortunately I will never move back to Esperance - I don't think this little town could support enough business for a fashion photographer!