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Mar 29, 2017 - Coral Bay

28 March - Coral Bay It rained on and off overnight, according to Ruth, but the day dawned bright and sunny. A few clouds to the south and we are forecast to get more rain later and a high of 34degrees. Its pretty hot already. Leisurely breakfast and email catching up. We saw on the news the huge cyclone, 'Debbie' hitting the northern Queensland coast, looks horrendous and far outweighs what we are experiencing. What a shame for Carolyn who is holidaying in the area. Heard later she was much further south and missed it. Good. We walked out...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Mar 27, 2017 - The Coral Coast

24 March - The Coral Coast The morning was bright and beautiful, still windy, but not as bad as the afternoon and evening yesterday. We discovered from one of the brochures that March is the windiest month on this coast! Anyway, feeling better after the bad news a couple of days ago, I spent some time catching up with the blog; didn't feel able to write it until now. Ruth caught up with the washing! We drove into town to have a look around, the 'heritage precinct' by the one mile jetty. All looked closed up but we gathered the jetty was...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Sep 14, 2016 - Surprise for Sharon and Family - a good one, we hope!!!!

Back on Jan 2nd, Sharon asked us if we would like to join them, and their friends, here in Coral Bay in Sept. I tried to get us booked in, but was unsuccessful as the park was fully booked for school hols until 2018!!! I explained that we would have been travelling away for 4 months by then and that members of our family would be here, so they took my number in case of an improbable cancellation. On 27th Jan, they rang with a 10 day booking, covering Sharon's 7 day stay, which we accepted immediately - then decided against telling them we...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia

We are in WA Ningaloo reef. We are staying here for a week and three days which is ten days. We  went on a whale shark tour. On our first time we went in the water we saw a three metre groper and Pufferfish. On the way to the VERY deep water we saw dolphins and turtles.Then we heard a call that there was a whale shark. When I got in the water it was 8 metres long Then we saw a another whale shark with its mouth open that was a meter wide. And it is the BIGGEST fish in the world. After that we had rested for while then we saw humpback...

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Aug 14, 2016 - Warroora Station

Another relatively quiet day. I took the dogs for a walk in the morning after breakfast while Ian went off to do some fishing then after lunch went up to Telstra Hill to see if I could catch up with my on-line journal. The internet reception was OK, but using the laptop in the car with only one hand turned out to be an almost impossible task! So I rang my brother David to see how he was going. He had fallen off his bike and broken his hip in the last week or so. The family had all noted how I was the first sibling to have ever broken a bone...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Warroora Station

Pretty quiet, uneventful day today. Ian ended up fishing with Robert, from the van opposite, almost all day. Ian met Robert in Coral Bay whilst he was waiting for me to come back from the glass bottom boat trip but it wasn’t until we got back to camp in the evening that we realised they were camping right opposite us! Robert and Pat are from Paynesville in Victoria and have given us their card-so might end up visiting them when in that part of the world. I think the guys had a good time, but unfortunately no fish. It was very windy and sea...

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Aug 12, 2016 - Warroora Station

Went for a drive into Coral Bay this morning. First job was to fill our containers with water (there is non drinkable bore water at the station), then I booked myself onto a glass bottom boat tour of the coral. The original plan was that I would do that because I can’t swim and that Ian would go for a snorkel. I thoroughly enjoyed the glass bottom boat ride. Before we even left the beach there were huge snapper swimming under the boat (fishing is banned in the bay and they do hand feed the fish at different times during the week), then as...

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Aug 11, 2016 - Warroora Station

Today has been much as yesterday-except no cake making! Ian went off to do some fishing after breakfast and I took the dogs for a longer walk this morning. It was an absolutely beautiful morning weather wise and I would have loved to have go for a swim. However, had to compromise with just wading through the shallows. Ian came back at about lunch time. He had caught about 8 fish, but threw all but one back in because he thought they were too small. He bought one back to try and work out what it was- well I realised straight away that it was...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Warroora Station

Quite a cool morning, so difficult to get out of bed. But after breakfast Ian went off to try and catch a fish. I pottered around the van-well mostly watched the swimming on the TV, then took the dogs for a walk up to the caretakers van to take our census form back. It turned out that the census collector had already been around to pick up the forms, so will have to post it. This was my first longish walk with both dogs by myself since breaking my arm. However, they behaved very well and I walked back to camp via the beach. Back at camp I...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Warroora Station

The wind had died a little overnight so we organised ourselves to set up our van properly. We set up the entire shade room for the first time since we left home, mainly as protection against the wind and because it helps stabilise the awning in wind. Later in the afternoon we went for a walk down the road to the caretakers van (about a kilometre) to collect our census form then walked along the beach for quite a distance. The dogs are allowed to be off leash on the beach after a certain point, so they were able to have a good run. It is...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Exmouth to Warroora Station (South of Coral Bay)

We left the caravan park just on 10am then stopped at the Information Centre in Exmouth to fill up the water tanks. From there we headed to Coral Bay. Well, how do you describe it!? It would seem that the very small town of Coral Bay only exists to support the 2 caravan parks and other tourist accommodation venues. The first caravan park that you come to is huge- I am guessing about 2-300 vans all packed in on top of each other. We had been told it was another one of those places where the vans just queue up and wait for a vacant spot, and...

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Apr 4, 2016 - Monday 4th to Friday 8th April

Leaving Quobba beach,we had to drive back into Canarvan and get the tyres checked before we headed to Coral Bay. While we were in there we decided to wash all the bedding, top up with water and petrol. We didn't make it to Coral bay which was 180 kms away as t was getting on dusk and it's not safe to drive at night, it's not just the kangaroos you have to watch out for,it's the cattle that roam around the unfenced paddocks.To coral bay We pulled over into lake McCload rest area for the night, pulling in we noticed a 4 wheel drive on the...

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