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Sep 7, 2016 - Hackett time in Broome and Cape Leveque

We arrived in Broome within minutes of Brett and Manni's plane arriving. We got set up at Broome Caravan Park - would stay there again too, though it is not within walking distance of Cable Beach, as our previous park, Palm Grove, was - huge bays, plenty of space - then caught up with them at the Mangrove for lunch, along with Manni's Uncle, Mum and Sister. Next morning, the 4 of us set out for Kooljaman, at Cape Leveque, 210 kms up a rough road - called in to Beagle Bay, where Manni spent a lot of her growing up years holidaying in the...

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Aug 18, 2016 - UPDATE NOTES Days 65 - 70

Hi All, West of Fitzroy Crossing is a gorge named Geikie Gorge, its only small but a short tour was well worthwhile as the photos will show. We had a booking for the caravan park in Broome where it is very busy so and that was hard to change so we had to add Derby to our itinerary to cover the days we lost by not going to the Bungle Bungles. Turns out it was closed for a week due to the fires. Not much in Derby apart from a very big boab tree estimated to be over 2000 years old, a water trough that can water 500 cattle at one time and the...

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Jul 31, 2016 - WA Border to Derby

Today we have crossed the border of Western Australia and spent the night in Bungle Bungled which was 4WD only. At the visitors center I got a book about Western Australia's snakes. Our campsite had no showers and a toilet that smelt𯘝. Today we did two walks the first one was mini palms and the second one was Echidna. The mini palms had palm trees on top of the rocks and the Echidna had a massive chasm that kept on going. That night crows kept yelling around the place Today we are going to get a helicopter ride and on the way we saw a...

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Jul 30, 2016 - NT to Western Australia

 Sorry I  haven't sent any thing for a while, because I havent had any reception to send. Today we are heading to western Australia border. When we got to the border there was people taking fruit , vegetables and honey away from you because they don't have dezcises in the fruit, vegetables and honey so they want to keep it that way. We arrived at our camp ground with a swimming pool. As we had arrived in Western Australia there are new trees called boab. The next morning, we are going to go to the Bungle Bungles. We arrived and set up...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Stanley roadside stop to De Grey River roadside stop Great Northern Highway

The wind came up overnight and by morning it was quite strong and cool. We did our usual slow pack up whilst watching some with camper trailers and tents really struggle to pack up their gear. The wind was generally a south easterly, and for the first part of our drive we were pretty well into a head wind. Ian was starting to worry that we wouldn’t make the next fuel stop because our fuel consumption was so high. However, we made it safely, and from the Sandfire roadside stop to our stop at De Grey river, we were travelling in a more...

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Jul 11, 2016 - Broome to Stanley Rest stop

Said goodbye to our lovely camp spot in Broome this morning. It took a bit longer to pack up with me only having one hand, but we were on the road just after 10am. At Roebuck Plains road house we officially turned south for the first time since leaving home. We will still be tracking west for a little while, but won't be heading north again for some time. Just hope we don't hit the cold weather too soon! Mind you, today has been probably the coolest day we have experienced since leaving home as it hasn't gotten any warmer than 27ºC! We also...

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Jul 10, 2016 - Broome

Another very quiet day today. Bacon and eggs for breakfast-a very decadent treat for us, then Ian went to have another try at catching a fish. Still no luck- but I'm sure it will happen! We had thought we might go back to Cable Beach to watch the sunset, but decided instead to drive up to our bit of beach so the dogs could have a run and watch the sunset from there. I managed to get a photo of the sky reflecting in the water on the sand tonight, the pinks and violets of the setting sun provide an ethereal feel to the beach. That was our...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Broome

Very quiet day today! We went into town first thing to wash, shop and empty toilet It all worked very efficiently as laundromat was at shopping centre, so Ian dropped me at the laundromat then he drove to public dump point whilst I went into Coles and did some grocery shopping. I was just going through the checkout wondering how I would lift bags into the trolley, when Ian turned up to help. The washing was finished by the time we headed back to the car, so it was back to camp to hang it out.It is not the easiest of tasks with only one good...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Broome

Disaster day! Ian headed off at about 9am to take the car into town for a service. At the same time I decided to take the dogs for a short walk around the campsite and headed over the back towards a dam that has a high ridge at the back, then you can walk around it and back onto the man driveway and around to our camping spot. I had walked this way a couple of times, and although I had to walk fairly closely between a couple of vans parked near the beginning of the dam walk, thought it all looked clear enough to navigate. Unfortunately, I...

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Jul 7, 2016 - Derby to Horizontal Falls and back to Broome

Awesome day! Dropped dogs off at kennels at 7am and had camp all packed up by 8am. A bus picked us up at the caravan park at 8.15 and drove us to the airport where I was to experience one of my 'firsts' for the day- ie have a flight in a seaplane. There were 4 planes in all making the flight out to the horizontal Falls, so after the briefing we were on our way for the 30 minute flight to the falls. The view from the air was amazing- the first part was over the mudflats and the patterns from the water running into the many tributaries were...

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Jul 6, 2016 - Back to Derby

Quiet morning around camp this morning generally getting orgaised for overnight camp in Derby. After an early lunch we left Broome about 12.45 and headed for Derby. We had booked our campsite last week-just as well as the place is even more packed this week than last if that is at all possible! After setting up the tent we took the dogs for a long walk along a walkway they have built here that starts not far past the caravan park and goes directly across the mudflats to the jetty. Not sure how long it is, but we only got about half way...

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Jul 5, 2016 - Broome

Decided to see how far we could go up the Cape Leveque Road today. This is another of those roads that you are almost obliged to tackle just because it is there. Cape Leveque is just over 200 ks from Broome, and initially we had considered doing it over a couple of days with an overnight camp somewhere on route. We should have stuck to that plan. All started well with first turn off onto Manari road to visit Willie Creek pearl farm then a look see at some of the free camps further on that road that are listed in Camps Australia. There were...

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