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Jun 30, 2018 - Shark Bay

Leaving WA’s youngest town, we arrived in Shark Bay, home to the world’s oldest living organisms: Stromatolites. Were it not for their ‘breathing’ of oxygen into the air, we may not be around today! Shark Bay is about half way down the west coast of Australia, where the two peninsulas jut out. The area is rich in marine life such as dolphins, turtles and dugongs. The sunsets and sunrises were among the best we’ve seen, and we had a couple of great camping spots from which to view them.

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Mar 27, 2017 - Gutharruguda (Shark Bay)

18 March Gutharruguda (Shark Bay) Up with the sun, we decided to move on straight away and grab showers (there were none at this site) and breakfast at the Billabong Roadhouse about 70km away. We surprised ourselves by being on the road by 07.15. Whilst there had been a heavy layer of cloud first thing, the sun soon burned them off and it wasn't long before it was 30degrees. The Billabong was a bit of a step back in time, but the friendly staff gave us the shower key after we'd bought fuel and said we would like breakfast. Feeling much...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Sep 8, 2016 - Denham

A bit of a lay day again today. We took the dogs for a morning walk on the foreshore in between me catching up with a bit more washing before we hit the road again tomorrow. I also went for a walk along Denham’s main street- didn’t take long! Denham is a pretty small, sleepy beachside town that has a mix of the old and new. There are a few shops, most of which are an eclectic mix of different bits and pieces. The classic is the post office, the pharmacy and the newsagent which are 3 different ‘counters’, in the same fairly small shop! Two...

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Sep 7, 2016 - Denham

The alarm went off at 6.30 this morning- what a shock to the system! However, we were up and on the road to Monkey Mia by 7am. Monkey Mia is about 28k from Denham and seeing the dolphins there has been on my ‘to do’ list for many years. I was a bit worried because some people we had spoken too thought that it was far too touristy and that you would be fighting with the hordes to actually see the dolphins. Anyway, I’m not sure whether it was because the day was a bit overcast and that there had been a bit of rain the night before, but...

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Sep 6, 2016 - Fowlers camp to Denham

I woke up at about 6.15am to take dogs for a loo stop and noted our Wicked camper neighbours were all packed up ready to leave. Sure enough, they left about 15 minutes later, then about another 15 minutes after that, the ranger came by to check on everyone’s permits! I knew the Wicked campers wouldn’t have had a permit- we have seen this behaviour quite often in different places- the car pulls in late after any checks would have been done of the site, then they are long gone before the morning ranger visit! All to save a few dollars- oh...

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Sep 5, 2016 - Gladstone Bay to Fowlers camp (about 28k from Denham)

We left Gladstone about 10.30am to head toward Denham. We crossed over the 26th parallel just before we stopped at the Overlander Roadhouse for fuel. Obviously we passed a sign telling us this- it also told us we had left the northwest area of Australia! The roadhouse is on the highway right at the Denham turnoff and I have never seen so many vans lined up for fuel! Anyway, we had no real choice other than wait our tur, so Ian and I took it in turns to drive the car forward, go to the loo, buy some food, etc. We bought chips and chocolate...

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Sep 2, 2016 - SPECIAL UPDATE NOTES Days 80 - 81

Hi All, Not bad for a couple who do not frequent pubs. We have now had a beer/bacardi in 4 pubs at all the extremities of this great land The most northern one in Australia, Torrens Hotel, Thursday Island, The most southern one in Australia, Southport Hotel and Caravan Park, Southport, Tasmania The most eastern one in Australia, Byron Bay, NSW. The most western one in Australia, Shark Bay Hotel, Denham Western Australia. So that's one off the list. It did take 6 years to get it off the list but it's now off. Of dear some of the silly...

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Aug 6, 2016 - Denham - August 5 to August 6

Friday August 5 to Saturday August 6 Denham Friday Had a lovely drive through emerging wildflower displays. There is very little on this part of the drive – the coastline is stunning, the inland vegetation low and scrubby, and whilst there is an abundance of bore water, there is a severe shortage of drinking water which explains the lack of population and development on this lovely coastline. Hamelin Pool and the Stromalite area were interesting – especially the preserved Telegraph Station and the quarry where they used to cut out shell...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Oct 25, 2014 - Denham, Western Australia

We made it to Steep Point, the westernmost spot on the Australian continent! That may not sound like a big deal, but it turned out to be quite a challenge. We have already been to the easternmost (Cape Byron, NSW) and northernmost (Cape York, QLD) points, so of course, it was important to us to get to all four extremities. It has been difficult to even learn where the westernmost point was. We knew that Denham claims to be the westernmost town. Eventually we learned that Steep Point, a very remote spot on the tip of a very remote peninsula...

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2014-Australia

Oct 6, 2013 - Still in the North West

19 September to 2nd October Arrived in Carnarvon yesterday afternoon and today we took a drive around town to see what was what. The drive along the waterfront is really nice, so nice we went and got some lunch and enjoyed it by the water. The town centre isn't all that big but the main street which runs to the beach area is nicely kept and there is a small shopping centre. After checking the map we found that the mile long jetty, the longest in WA, was out at the historical precinct so that's where we headed. There is a small train, the...

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May 19, 2013 - Denham - Sunday 19/5/2013

Car headlights shining through the window woke me up,looking at the clock it was 5.30am,I guess they wanted to be at a particular place at a certain time,however it's early and once your awake you can't get back to sleep,does that mean we've had enough sleep?I guess so,mal was awake as well,we chatted for awhile before getting up to put the kettle on and cook bacon and eggs for breakfast.Just as we finished a small bus turned up,you could see Mals eyes light up,I have to go and talk to them it looks like the kind I'm after.Knowing mal he...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Not a tree in sight...Denham

Left early this morning after a morning shower and fairly gloomy looking clouds. They cleared up in general though as we drove there was the odd scud The first part of the trip to Wooramel Roadhouse felt like we were steadily going up hill over the red loamy desert countryside. Once past the roadhouse the country leveled out to very flat with lots of wildflowers everywhere - particularly yellow mini-daisies like flowers but also purple and mauve in places. Much to Mary's concern we stopped at this scenic lookout - she had to drive the motor...

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