A long time coming
"The changing face of Esperance"
Esperance is justly proud of its coastal scenery and the coastal loop drive west of the town certainly rates as one of Australia's top five ocean routes.
This, and Cape le Grand, is what the bulk of Australia knew about Esperance but, in the 21st century, changes are upon it.
The good news is that they have been managed carefully.
The huge world demand for minerals has reached here but, unlike Port Hedland (locals here call it Port "Red"land) they store all minerals under cover - and what a huge difference that has made.
So now they have the employment and the lovely scenery.