After a drier than average start to winter in Margaret River, with just 142mm falling in June, the winter rains have finally set in. The chart below shows that over the final five days of July some 112.2mm fell, bringing the monthly total up to 235.8mm. And it is likely to break the 250mm mark with yet another cold front coming in overnight.

Witchcliffe July Rainfall
Tue 26 46.4mm
Wed 27 3.2mm
Thu 28 17.4mm
Fri 29 28.4mm
Sat 30 16.8mm
Total for the 5 days 112.2mm
Total at July 30 235.8mm

llThe year’s rainfall for Witchcliffe (6kms South of Margaret llRiver) is now sitting around the 640mm mark, setting us up llfor a wonderful spring on the Cape to Cape Track.

llWildflower enthusiasts can anticipate a colourful spring lldisplay to complement the annual migration of the humpbacklwhales down our  coastline – in itself a playful display!

The waterways will all be flowing with green moss flourishing along the seeps.

All this rain has seen the mouth of the Margaret River burst across into the sea. The Cape to Cape Track crosses several rivermouths, so at this time of year crossings can be cold and hazardous. Come spring however, the water recedes and if you have to get your toes wet it’s usually a welcome treat. By summer the rivermouths close again, leaving a wide sandy passage for walkers.

Early morning Cape to Cape serenity at the Boodjidup Creek Mouth

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours still have several positions left on the October End-to-End Experience, which covers the full length of the track over six days of walking and staying in luxury bush cottages near the Margaret River coastline.

Cape to Cape Track End-to-End Experience is on 1 – 8 October this year. For details please download the PDF by clicking the below button button.