running 42:00 
shoes: Asics Kayano 23
Plan A was to get up early and drive out to Cape Le Grand in time to watch the sunrise from Frenchman's Peak - yeah, right. What actually happened was that we slept a *little* longer, breakfasted in the cafe next to our foreshore motel ($395 for 3 nights has been very good value and with a complete absence of crunchy millipedes underfoot, unlike in the Porongorups) watching the freighters move in & out of the port, so got out to the national park about 10am.
Frenchman's Peak is a very cool climb up the bare slopes of a large granite hill, with caves up the top and great views in all directions, and enough footholds on the rock that it was never actually scary. Some of the people we saw attempting it didn't look very fit though...
Next was Hellfire Bay which is a lovely little spot with amazing white sand & azure water, and I was tempted to swim there but thought I'd better wait until end of day and wash the sunscreen off then. We walked over to Little Hellfire which was even nicer, framed by granite rocks going down to the water, but again I just waded (with my camera, as the waves rolled in). Then I walked a couple km from Thistle Cove to Lucky Bay while G drove around; the day was getting warm and my hamstring unhappy, so this was enough although very scenic.
Lucky Bay was a bit of a letdown, with lots of seaweed in the water and lots of cars on the beach, and the waves weren't as good either but I got properly wet anyway. The campground there is huge but seems to be set up entirely for caravans with flat bare spots; didn't see anywhere that you could tuck a little hiking tent away under the trees.
Back in Esperance, after we'd strolled the main street and learned some more of the town's history (and identified excellent pizza place for later on), I went for a run northeastwards and once past the old tanker jetty, could run on the beach proper which was much better than hard pavement. Getting dark by the return trip and the port/wharf was all lit up. A pity we have to leave tomorrow because there is still lots more to explore here.