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Jun 4, 2008 - Arrival at Coral Bay

Well, we made it - all of us! Here's how... That stupid campsite. Called "Quobba homestead" by the way. It didn't mention anywhere that all the power goes off late in the evening, so we suddenly realised we had no power - which was ok - but when you went to the toilet block it was really dark, no lights in the toilets, bugs everywhere - some beatles were having a party in one of the showers - and the stupid boys have both forgotten their torches. Great. Plus a load of people decided to come in at about 3am, drive a car around and make lots...

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May 1, 2008 - Coral Bay

Well here we are in Coral Bay. It was cool in Carnarvon and there were early morning fogs, so we decided to follow our rule that once it was doona time, it was time to move on, so move on we did. We are terribly slow learners and pulled up at Woomoorel roadhouse. Breaking our lesson number three already, we bought roadhouse food. The only consolation was that we were inside in the air-conditioning, away from the flies and the toilets were clean. The food was horrid though and repeated on us for the rest of the journey. It is amazing how...

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Mar 22, 2008 - Day 4 - Coral Bay

We had a number of choices of what we could do today but we decided to go kayaking with a few others from our group. We got the kit, and my (Daniel) wetsuit - which was quite entertaining for Juliet when I put it on (Juliet - he had to be helped into it! Who wouldn't find that amusing?!). I had to wear size XXXL - must be my broad shoulders! I hadn't read the board properly but when we arrived at our first stop the guide said we should get in the water and see some sharks. Some what?! It was amazing seeing them - after getting over the...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Coral Bay

Costa Del Coral Bay The journey from Hamlin Pool to Coral Bay was uneventful apart from the fact that Joan kept asking "Are we nearly there yet?" every five minutes and Kevin was quietly concerned that they were tearing along at 90kms per hour with no brake lights and no cruise control. Karen sat quietly in the back seat observing all this and wondering whether she'd just joined a traveling circus. However, People's Caravan Park was a great welcome framed in palm trees with lush green lawns along the beachfront. Camp was soon established...

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Aug 9, 2007 - Coral Bay

Small town of 120 people and a load of people with caravans and campervans. One dusty road through the town that lead to the beach. Stayed at the Ningaloo Club hostel. Coral Bay is a good spot for doing some snorkeling on the Ningaloo reef, one of the oldest reef systems in the world. Opted to stay 3 nights as seemed like a nice hostel and to get a break from driving, having done 1450km in 2 days. The first night soon realised that there wasn't much happening in the place. The backpackers was pretty quiet and most people in the area were...

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Rich Goes Travelling

May 20, 2007 - More Dramas!

We stay 3 nights at Cape Cuvier waiting for the wind to die down, and spend our time fishing, getting all those little jobs done that consume much of a sailor's time, and watch the maneuverings of the ship and tugs - most interesting . We try some trawling from the dinghy, but just manage to lose another few lures to big hits, so give that away for fishing with bait, and manage to catch a couple of meals and replenish the supply of bait. We head out of Cape Cuvier on Wednesday morning, bound for Gnarraloo Bay. The wind is quite strong and...

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Mar 11, 2007 - Carnarvon to Coral Bay Western Australia 3 to 6 March 2007.

Sylvia's Comments Coral Bay is situated just north of the Tropic of Capricorn line, so our journey today took us into the tropics. To reach it you branch off the North Costal Highway at the Minilya Roadhouse. We made a stop at the road house to fuel the van and to sit inside for a coffee and a cookie, a welcome cool stop on a very hot day. The drive along is not very inspiring as the vegetation around us does not change very much, mainly very low bush. We passed a couple of entrances to cattle stations and spotted the occasional cow, sheep...

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Feb 22, 2007 - Camper Van Tour of the West Coast

Hi guys 3 days ago we hired a campervan and have been touring the west coast. Its so cool having your own wheels but the distances out here are unbelievable, so far we have covered 1500km and have only passed though about 3 major towns (well a major town out here is any place with a population of 5000 people) so you can kind of get the drift. There is nothing out here except red dust and bushes. We have seen kagaroos though and goats, and massive eagles usually feasting on the road kill and theres lots of that too (it allways seems to be...

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Nov 1, 2006 - The road trip continues - Ningaloo

Firstly, apologies for the long wait - you wouldn't believe the lack of Internet connections here - less than in Peru! And we're having trouble uploading photos too, so you may have to wait until we get to Melbourne for that (8th Nov). However, we did manage to get one photo of a dolphin for the 31st October! Hooray. OK - today we left at 8am for our trip to Coral Bay, Ningaloo. On the way we saw lots of wedge tailed eagles - there's loads because they feed on all the roadkill, and one stupid looking emu. At Coral Bay we boarded the glass...

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Oct 25, 2006 - Coral Bay

We make the 150km trip from Exmouth to Coral Bay first thing in the morning. Our new apartment is a little dated (geez, getting fussy already!), but with great views over the beautiful Coral Bay. The water colours here are as good as anything we have seen anywhere in the world. A big statement we know. The winds have died down since we were here last and the temperature has increased. The water is still 24 degrees, so still nice swimming. We spend a lazy 4 days on the beach. There is Freddie's favourite activity - fish feeding each day...

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Brown's Oz Trek

Oct 12, 2006 - Coral Bay

Many people we run into say great things about Coral Bay and Ryan & Rach are keen to see this part of the country. We are headed to the Northern end of Ningaloo near Exmouth, and so take a detour, 150km south to Coral Bay for a couple of nights. After a 6 hour drive from Karijini, we finally arrive at Coral Bay. It is a beautiful little seaside village with aquamarine water & fine white sand. Unfortunately for us though it is blowing a gale which is quite unpleasant. It is also around 24 degrees, which for most would be a perfect day,...

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Brown's Oz Trek

Aug 8, 2006 - Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a tiny and very pretty little resort whose main attraction is the Ningaloo Reef which, in places, comes right up to the water's edge. Because it is so small and so popular with the locals it can get really busy, as we found on arriving there. In fact it was so busy that we had to find a space in the emergency campsite, where we were only allowed to stay for the one night. Determined to make the most of our time there, we took a walk down the beach (there was a great sunset as you can see from the pictures) and then went off...

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