The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Before we left the park, we met the Avan motor home driver parked next door. We had a long conversation about many things including the fact that he was stuck in Port Headland for a week waiting for the truck to take his motor home to Perth (it blew up its engine!). We drove for about an hour out of Port Headland (very busy traffic for about 30km) and stopped for a photo opportunity at Whim Creek (pub that is closed but a large camp for the mine next door) before travelling to Roeburne. This was the first major town in the north of WA and the information centre is the old gaol. Many of the original buildings are built from stone and look beautiful. We had lunch here. It was a short drive towards the coast to the ghost town of Cossack - beautiful inlet and views. They are slowly restoring many of the old stone buildings - the court house houses an interesting museum. We did a tour of town on foot including the interesting displays in the old gaols. They certainly have a thing for gaols up here including the new one not far from Cossack. We had an ice=cream/drinks watching the people fishing. It was then only a 10min drive past the town of Wickham to Point Samson next door to the large iron ore loading port (it appears that there are ships and ports everywhere). It is hard to get used to all the large work camps everywhere and watching enormous bulk carriers waiting for their turn to fill up. Point Samson is a lovely sea-side township with some beautiful beaches. We could look out from our spot in the caravan park to the ocean. The boys were happy that there was a playground across from our site. The boys and dad went for a walk to Honeymoon cove and along the walk to the town beach.

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