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Aug 27, 2013 - Dampier (Red Dod Statue)

Tom Price and Dampier 26-27/08/13 When we got to Tom Price it was nearly dark so we set up quickly then we went out to the lodge for tea. It wasn’t like other places we had eaten at. After paying we helped ourselves to a massive smorgasbord of food and selected any food, drinks and desserts that we liked. The next day we stopped in at Hamersley Gorge before going to Dampier to visit the “Red Dog” statue (from the movie) and went to the Mermaid hotel where a part of the movie was based around. Z

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Stringers Go West

Jun 16, 2009 - Salad Days meets Whale Rock and other accidents

CRUNCH, thud! Salad Days comes to a sudden and grinding stop, and I’m thrown back onto the seat at the navigation table. In half a second flat I’m out of the cabin to see Salad Days somewhat elevated at the bows and low in the water at the stern; as if pleading to the Gods to rid her of these incompetent sailors who have forced her into the wrong place. A sickening knot is tightening in the pit of my stomach. What the hell has happened? This is not a case of an impressive headline along the lines of “Yacht founders on uncharted reef”, or...

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Living the Dream

May 19, 2009 - Port Hedland

Blue sky, hot 30o It was 27 degrees at 9am today. We drove down to Karratha and Dampier, above 250 km’s south. It was better doing it this way, especially coming from Karijini. Had we driven to Karratha on Sunday as we originally planned, our fuel stop was no longer in existence so we would have had to come back to Port Hedland anyway. The road south was flat and straight, with only some minor inclines and bends. Traffic in our direction both ways was only light, so it really was an uninterrupted trip. The land either side of the road in...

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Apr 10, 2008 - Exmouth to Dampier

The time has come the walrus said, to make our move. I had a wonderful family time down in Geraldton and Perth, but it was so wonderful to fly out of Perth on the 1st of April to Exmouth. The flight took just under three hours, and I was lucky to get the window seat. As we flew up the coast, I was able to see very clearly the coastline and towns between Perth and Exmouth. To think that we had actually covered it all by boat is amazing. It was thrilling to be back with my husband again on the boat, and with boat bum. Can't forget her. We...

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Jul 20, 2007 - 'Dampiered Out'

Well it has been awhile since I wrote anything. We have been busy getting the boat organised for leaving, but we have also been doing some exploring around the Dampier Archipeligo. We had two lots of exploring with Tonic and crew. We went into a bay of one island called Rosemary and anchored in 2.7 mt of water. What Ron did not realise, we still had four hours to low tide, so we ended up sitting on the bottom for quite a few hours. It was soft sand underneath and was a good experience. Ron had always said the boat would sit really well on...

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May 17, 2007 - Warm weather

The weather here is very warm, shorts and T-shirt are a must. Currently it is blowing a strong easterly, so getting into the dinghy is always a challenge and you get a bit wet as you putter along trying to dodge the wavelets. The bigger challenge is getting KC back on the boat coming back. Yesturday we nearly both ended up in the drink. Me balancing on the middle bench seat in the dinghy, holding onto the boat rail with one hand, and trying to heave KC over the gunnel with the other, and the boat rocking, the dinghy rocking. All good fun....

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Mar 18, 2007 - Onslow to Dampier to the Karijini 14 and 15 March 2007 Western Australia

Jeff Our latest friends, Brian and Marilyn are staying an extra day before travelling the two hundred miles to Karratha. Brian informed he has been told he will be able to secure mining work at Pannawonnika which will necessitate a return journey of 125 miles. He is 53 years of age and says he has never really found a job he wants to settle at. As long as you don't mind moving, in Australia you don't have to stay in one job. Their last work was looking after a chalet park at Mandurah for 7 months We needed to know what time schedule we had...

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Dec 1, 2005 - Karratha - Car trouble again

Set off nice and early and headed to Exmouth. The car however had different plans. The alternator decided to play up. Had to make an emergency landing in Karratha. That actually saved Steve because he was still hang over and Lenka was still mad at him. Tried all the garages in Karattha, no joy. We had to drive on. We spent the day in the cinema watching Harry Potter. Phoned ahead to Exmouth and booked the car in for Monday. Vyrazili jsme brzy rano a namirili si to do Exmouth. Auto melo jiny nazor a rozhodlo se zlobit. Alternator delal pekny...

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Tripping 2005/06

Sep 15, 2005 - Karratha (10/06/05 - 13/06/05)

A Town of absolutely no character whatsoever. Except characterlessness. It exists only because BHP (chech out their share price) export Iron Ore from Australia and it just happens to be near here. Workers need a place to live and it is for this reason that Karratha is. Twinned with nearby Dampier, also a 'garrison' Town except that while even worse than Karratha, it did have a skimpy bar so it has that in its favour. I didn't go there however, so this is a moot point. We only came here because Greg (other traveller and owner of Toyota) has...

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Simon -off to Oz!



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