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Apr 19, 2017 - Eighty Mile Beach

16 April - Eighty Mile Beach Up early, breakfasted etc, then on the road north, well its south to begin with to Rowbourne, still looked all closed up, but it is Sunday. We topped up with fuel and the lady at the fuel station asked us if we'd seen the locusts. Apparently, yesterday many motorists stopped on the forecourt to clean all the locusts off the front of their cars and unblocking their radiators, so dense were the swarms. We picked up the Great Northern Highway here and drive north, mostly across savanna-type landscape, passing the...

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Oz and the Big Lap

May 9, 2015 - Eighty Mile Beach, 385kms south of Broome

Headed out of Newman at 0630 and had a great run north....all the big traffic was going south!! Only blight on our day, was getting a rock into the windscreen, passing a huge truck right in the middle of a bridge, of all places. Put a patch on, so hope that will hold until we can either get a repair or new screen. Damage is about the size of a 50c coin atm but not thru the entire thickness of glass, luckily. Makes for a lovely drive without having those giants passing from behind! Did 660 kms today, so we are making the most of our 3 days...

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May 3, 2014 - Plenty of sun and a cooling breeze

It was quite cool first thing in the morning and David went off for his early morning bike ride. We later went for a lovely walk on the beach. The breeze was so nice. This has been such a restful stay here. The tide was coming in very fast as further out the beach is relatively flat. Today was a 9.3 meter tide. We met a very nice couple next door Darryl and. Barbara, who told us about sharks in the area. They are very cautious as they have had friends taken by sharks. It really brings it home when you know someone. They said there are now...

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May 1, 2014 - A beautiful place

David went off for his early morning bike ride of twenty Klms on the dirt road to the highway and back. I went for my walk around the park but not too early. When we came in here we asked about an old man who had a horse and cart and used to give people a ride on the beach. We met him years before on a very brief trip here. He's long gone. The caravan park has been developed into a very big camp with plenty of large grassed sites. It is very pleasant and relaxing here. Surprisingly It also has a war memorial garden dedicated to the Vietnam...

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Apr 30, 2014 - Eighty Mile Beach

Eighty mile beach is such a beautiful place to relax. We met Terry and Leanne who we saw at Port Hedland Caravan Park. They are on their way to Fitzroy Crossing for the season. We went out just after high tide which is a seven metre tide today. The sea is such a beautiful pale aqua colour. We passed some Aboriginal old ladies relaxing and fishing on the beach. They were very pleasant. We set up our sun shelter and went for glorious refreshing swims. You can see how amazing the power of the sea is. We walked back later along the beach to...

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Apr 29, 2014 - The Headless Man!

Twenty laps is the start of the day today in the very nice pool here at Cooke Point, Port Hedland. We packed up after breakfast and headed to Harvey Norman and to the petrol station to fill up. Here in Port Hedland mining rules. There is mining and mining and mining. We had a good look around the port area and there is plenty going on. We slowly moved out of town along the road beside the salt pools where we saw the funniest thing. A headless man in orange overalls standing on the salt flats. We laughed and laughed. It looked so funny. In...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Down the coast we head

(Ben) Before leaving Broome this morning there were a few jobs to get done such as refilling gas bottles and voting for this Saturday's election. It's been one of the great pleasures of this trip that we have been completely oblivious to the whole election campaign - what blessed relief! In fact if we hadn't had buffet breakfast in the hotel at Jabiru where a TV was on, we might not even know the election was happening. On the road again after five nights in Broome, we made it as far as Stanley Rest Area today, a free campsite off the...

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Aug 22, 2013 - 80 Mile Beach

Eighty Mile Beach 22-23/08/13 Today we went to 80 Mile Beach. It felt like you had to walk 80 miles to get to the water when the tide was out. The beach was covered in shells shells and more shells. Some of the shells had holes so I used them to make necklaces. It was really beautiful but unfortunately it was no good for swimming due to the large number of sea snakes and sharks. Dad also didn’t have much luck with fishing due to the fact it was REALLY windy. Z

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Stringers Go West

Aug 11, 2013 - Eighty Mile Beach

11/08/2013 and 12/8/2013 From River to Sea, we moved on reluctantly to Eighty Mile Beach. 10km of dirt road but well maintained to get to the park, lovely when you get here. The park was quite busy and filled up over the rest of the day. Took a walk on the beach and for as far as the eye could see, there were people with fishing rods trying to catch the illusive fish. (High Tide). Shells like you wouldn’t believe. I just could not help collecting some myself. On our return we saw a lady struggling with filleting a Red Fin Salmon, Denton...

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Apr 29, 2012 - Eighty Mile Beach

After 9 k's of corrigated road, we arrived to the most beautiful place of pristine beaches, shells you will not find anywhere else, and a fabulous caravan park. Although $37 a night it was worth every penny for the service we got. Fishermans paradise. I had Terry walking along the beach with me selecting the best of best shells.And he enjoyed himself as well. We met a couple from Vic who spend 6 months of the year fishing and also making mobiles from shells. This to me would have to be a huge WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Fantastic sunsets....

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Oct 9, 2011 - Day 35 Cape Keraudren

We drove for about 5 hours today to start heading south. There's big stretches of nothing between sites on this coast. You pass huge cattle stations or mining areas with no small towns like you get in the east coast. We arrived at Cape Keraudren which was a remote camp site on the coast. The crystal blue water was inviting but the tide was so low that you had to walk for about 20mins to reach it.  We were walking over the flat sea bed toward the distant water and it looked like a barren lifeless moonscape. But slowly as we looked more...

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Aug 10, 2010 - Karratha, Cape Keraudren and Port Smith

Ah the city.... Or at least the closest thing we have seen to a city in the last 3 months! Karratha was one big, bustling place. We were shocked at how different the atmosphere was! Everybody was in a huge rush, in contrast to the easy-going outback way. We only stayed as long as we needed to, picking up mail, getting a battery replaced in the car and restocking our food supplies. Then we were off. We forged past Port Hedland and made it to Cape Keraudren, right on the beach. It was whale season and we spotted whales every day as the...

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