Gregory Salt Lake Things to Do

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    The Settlement

    by keeweechic Written Jan 27, 2008

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    As part of the settlement there was a bakery, hospital, store and lockup. The settlement was closed in 1857 after the convicts came down with scurvy due to lack of fresh vegetables. Some were sent back to Fremantle and some to Greenough.

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    Other Historical Buildings

    by keeweechic Written Jan 27, 2008

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    There are other historic buildings which can be found at the foot of the hills. Many of the buildings were constructed out of limestone and built by the convicts. Some of these buildings have been restored, some are left in ruins.

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    Lynton Hiring Station

    by keeweechic Updated Jan 27, 2008

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    As you travel on the road to Port Gregory you will come across some derelict buildings and old ruins. One of the ruins belonged to the Lynton Hiring Station. It was here that convicts were held until they were hired to local businessmen for working on farms or in the mines. There are some unsubstantiated tales of convicts being treated more like slaves and beating them for petty crimes and some even being killed. The hiring station closed in 1856.

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    The Beach

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    Just off the beach is 5kms of coral reef which provides shelter and safe moorings to both the private and commercial boats. The wooden jetty was built in 1980. The beach is popular for all kinds of water activities. Beach covers provide a little shade to the hot summer days.

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    Sunset Colour

    by keeweechic Written Jan 27, 2008

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    Some areas of the lake are partitioned off for the collecting of the beta-carotene. Probably the best time to see the lagoon is late in the afternoon as the sun is going down. The colour changes dramatically from a pink to a darker reddish/purple.

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    Beta-Carotene

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    The pink colour is caused by a salt tolerant alga called Dunaliela salina in the water. This alga produces beta-carotene in its pods, which is the same as the food colouring. The lake is mined for both the beta-carotene and its salt.

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    Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon)

    by keeweechic Written Jan 27, 2008

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    Hutt Lagoon is more commonly known as the Pink Lake. Driving back to Geraldton to Kalbari, the emergence of this huge pink lagoon suddenly appears out of nowhere. The lagoon is a salt water lake spanning the coastal drive.

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    Soaring Sand Dunes

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    Behind the beach are huge white sand dunes which are a great place for kids to do some sand surfing. So of these dunes are 1015 metres high.

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