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Jun 21, 2011 - Cape Leveque

Take 2, Chris unplugged the lap top so as i was just about finished the lap top died and i could have killed him!!! After 90km of the roughest dirt road we have were driven on and after becoming airborne 3 times, causing Chris to get car sick( I was feeling the same but i was in the front,)we made it to Cape Leveque. Beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, sand in 2 colours white and red just like the dirt but it was from the sandstone rocks that lined the beaches. Not much else to do but enjoy the views and relax and do nothing, which...

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Gormans Getaway

Jul 23, 2010 - More Meet and Greets and More fishing

This morning we went out to Cygnet Bay at Bily's invitation. They were harvesting the pearls, so there was lots to see - it's a very delicate operation. He gave us a tour and explanation, and then I showed the boys Billy's great house, with open air shower and bath with views onto the water. And with finished both Cyggie Bay coffee and cake for breakfast. We went into OAP and saw Maureen, and her son MooChoo recognised me. Then I went over to see Vivien teaching - she's gorgeous - cute as ever. Then we walked up to see Aunty Violet, at...

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Jul 22, 2010 - On the Boat!

Today Peter took a day off to take us out on his boat, but it's now 2pm and the wind has been too strong all day - so we're waiting. Last night Peter told the boys he predicted strong wind - and that he could tell because the stars were twinkling lots. He was (of course) right on the money. I saw Eddie - the Malaysian man who used to restart the power station when it failed. He's retired now. We drove to Lombadina today hoping to get fresh bread, but they only bake on MW&F. We didn't pay the entry 'cause we weren't that interested in...

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Jul 21, 2010 - Cyggie bay

We went to Cygnet Bay and had coffee and cake - no $60 tour as it sounded like more explanation than demonstration. I left my details there and later Billy called. We'll try to see him later today. And Trish is in Fitzroy, so we'll definitely catch her as well. Jacquie's husband Shaun looked after us all day. First he took us mudcrabbing at Hunter Creek - it was unfortunately an unsuccessful outing in terms of crabs - but still exciting for the boys. We headed back to our camp with Shaun for lunch of bread, cheese and Italian sausage, and...

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Jul 20, 2010 - OAP

This morning we all had showers, then headed into One Arm Point - about 10 mins away. After registering at the office we went to the school where things were spruced up, but not massively different. It was great to see that the photos I had left had survived. Jacqui introduced us to the Principal and teachers and was really cute, saying "This is my teacher." We went to my old classroom, which was much the same. The grounds were looking good. I met up with Rodney and later his wife Cheryl. They have six kids, ranging in ages from 18 to 8. I...

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Jul 19, 2010 - to One Arm Point

In another show of hospitality Rowena drove up the OAP road with us - which provided us that bit extra safety and sense of security. The first night in Hunter’s Creek I had trouble sleeping. It could’ve been because of how my hip kept seeking give in the ground, it could’ve been the warning from Alma about the bull, or the King Brown living under their house which Peter called their “neighbour”, it could’ve been the branches in the tree right near us which made a sound like rain when the wind went through them, or it could’ve been the...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Cape Leveque

This morning bode well for a great day as sounds of riotous laughter from the nomads floated over to us from the pool where they were doing their morning aqua aerobics - seriously, they have the best life here, all we here is laughter and see relaxed, happy faces - awesome. Unable to find anywhere in Broome to store our busted trailer while we waited for the trucked parts (still waiting!) we drove 33km out of town to the Roebuck Station Roadhouse to store it and then finally, a lot lighter, headed up the road to Cape Leveque and the Dampier...

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Jun 17, 2010 - Day 30: Cape Leveque

Day 30: from Fitzroy Crossing to Broome to Cape Leveque. Troops a little tired after the excitement of the Origin match last night. Long drive to Broome - not much along the way except a few brolgas and a gazillion termite mounds. I spent the time frantically trying to catch up on my blog so I could update this journal as soon as I hit Broome - surely there will be Optus service there!!! Felt very weird once we rejoined civilisation - too many people and cars. Blokes grocery shopped and refueled vehicles ($1.34 litre) whilst I continued to...

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May 25, 2009 - Broome to Cape Leveque

Blue sky, 31o Today we rose about 6am to get ready for our tour to Cape Leveque. The coach picked us up in front of the caravan park at 7:30. There were only about 11 on this tour, although the coach seats 27. the coach was a 4WD bus on a truck platform. The cabin was separate from the passenger area, although there was an opening between the 2 closed off from the outside with a skirt. A camera had been set up on the dashboard for passengers to see what was ahead as it was difficult unless you had an isle seat. The road started off on...

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Jul 15, 2008 - Middle Lagoon/ Cape Leveque

Wednesday: It was hard to leave our wonderful camping spot looking out over the water but we were on a mission to see Cape Leveque. We headed back out on our dusty road and had our first stop only a few kms up the road. As we came in the day before we saw the sign that offered fresh produce. This led us to the Munget Community on Pender Bay. We were welcomed by a young well spoken white lady with kids in tow who is married to an aboriginal from this community. She came to Broome from Adelaide 13 years ago and would never leave this hard but...

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Apr 28, 2008 - Cape Leveque

Jo, Ron and I left Broome for Cape Leveque on Sunday 27th April. It was a beautiful morning, with a calm sea. We were up by 4am, on the way by 5am. Jo was our chief breakfast maker when we were on the move early. Toast and coffee usually. We had a fishing line out trawling behind us, and two hours out we got our first catch. Jo brought in a beautiful Spanish Mackerel, as far as the boat, and just as we thought she was going to bring him up, he seemed to spit the lure out, and swam away. During the day, both Ron and Jo brought in a large...

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Oct 26, 2007 - Cape Leveque

Nun, da bin ich wieder und habe wieder einmal einen unberuehrten, wunderschoenen Flecken dieser Erde entdeckt. Also, an irgendeinem Tag (ich weiss wirklich nicht mehr, welches Datum wir haben und was fuer ein Tag ist, mein Zeitgefuehl hat sich ganz geanedert. Wie war das mit jeder Minute verplant und das auch noch gut finden?!?) holte mich Chomneys Tour ab und fuhr mich nach Cape Leveque auf der Dampier Peninsula. Ok, ich wusste vorher auch nicht, wo das ist und selbst einige Leute, die ich traf, wussten es nicht - also kein schlechtes...

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