We scheduled our day so that we would end up back at the beach at low tide. Dale had discovered during her planning for this trip that there’s an offshore island that’s accessible from the Chesterman beaches via a sand spit that is high and dry when the tide is out. The island is called Frank Island and I’ve located it on this map, along with the other sites we’ve visited so far; we’re camping at the blue dot on the left:
As the day wore on, the wind increased, reaching 25 knots, more or less, and there were gale warnings both up and down the coast. This was perfect for the kite surfers that were arriving at the Chesterman Beach access trail at the same time we did. Here’s the view that greeted us as we emerged from the trail. That’s Frank Island in the distance (on the left).
When we reached Frank Island, we discovered that it is privately owned and not accessible to the public, so we stayed on the public tidal lands and walked around admiring the place. By the way, there’s a house on that rock that you can rent, the Tombolo Studio.