We visited Denham from our base at Hamelin Station. Denham is on the western coast of the Peron Peninsula 831 Kms (516 mi) north of Perth. It is the westernmost town in Australia, and is named in honour of Captain Henry Mangles Denham of the Royal Navy, who charted Shark Bay in 1858. Today Denham survives as the gateway for the tourists who come to see the dolphins at Monkey Mia – which is a complete rip off and well worth missing, which we did.

Denham is a lovely quiet seaside town with a relaxed atmosphere. A stroll along the short jetty found us observing 2 or 3 people trying to catch the very visible squid close by. They didn’t seem at all interested in the squid jigs on offer so Bob tried plan B. Off to the car for the cast net and Bingo – 2 of the slippery devils into the freezer for later !

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