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Jun 25, 2018 - Exmouth and Ningaloo

Exmouth on the North West Cape is remote. You cross over 80kms of sandy desert to get there. It’s also Western Australia’s youngest town, celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017. Although US forces were here in WW2, the town wasn’t established until they returned in the 60s, at the height of the cold war. In a highly successful collaboration with the Aussies, they built a base to enable low-frequency communication with their submarines. The base closed in the 80s but, along with the discovery of off-shore oil, it put Exmouth on the...

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Nov 6, 2017 - Exmouth

Exmouth is a tender port with a free shuttle into the town. We joined our Australian trivia friends in their rental car for a tour of the North West Cape. Our first stop was IGA for some lunch stuff as there are no facilities out of town. Then off we went north to the lighthouse which gave us a wonderful view of both sides of the cape. On past the lighthouse we turn south along the Ningaloo coast to Turquoise Bay for some snorkeling along the lovely reefs. Viv of course just stood in the water and looked at the fish from there! This side is...

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gerviv in Oz

Apr 13, 2017 - Exmouth

3 April - Exmouth We both crashed last night, worn out from all the swimming, and despite the heat, slept in much later than usual. I know we didn't have to swim so hard every time, we just got carried away with the occasion! Probably never to be repeated, but who knows? So when we did emerge the sun was already very hot, forecast for the day; 36 degrees, nighttime temperatures expected to be 24 degrees. Fortunately there is a gentle breeze, don't think we can complain about the wind again...... Spent several hours grappling with EBay to...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Apr 2, 2017 - Whale Sharks!

2 April Up early this morning, we were going whale shark hunting! We were picked up at the campsite gates at 07.20 by two delightful young ladies, the marine biologists mentioned in the brochure, who talked non-stop during the bus journey. We picked up some more people at the Yardie Homestead (formerly a sheep station, now tourist accommodation) then drove to the boat dock at Tantabiddi. The ocean was absolutely flat calm, just like a mill pond, perfect day for whale shark hunting! A short ride in the tender and there was 'Magellan', a 20...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Mar 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017 – Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia

March 25, 2017 – Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia Exmouth is not pronounced the way you would think – eck-muth. It is pronounced X (as in x-ray) and mouth (as in what you eat with) – so X-mouth. It is located in the Ningaloo region of Western Australia. The Ningaloo Coast Heritage Area includes the Ningaloo Marine Park, Cape Range National Park, Jurabi and Bundegi Coastal Parks, Muiron Island Nature Reserve and Muiron Island Marine Management area. We started the day by tendering into the marine dock at Exmouth. There were a large...

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Aug 7, 2016 - Exmouth

Jacob was at our door at 8am ready for his dog sitting duties-we weren’t even out of bed (we were awake- just watching the Olympics)! Needless to say we were up and getting ready to go to Cape Range National Park fairly quickly! The entrance to the National Park was only about a 10-minute drive from the caravan park. First stop was Turquoise Bay-very aptly named as the water is a beautiful clear turquoise. You can get into the water at a certain point in the bay and then just drift with the current with snorkel and goggles to observe the...

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Aug 6, 2016 - Exmouth

Woke up early this morning (though we stayed in bed for the first part) to watch the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games. Whilst the ceremony was still going I managed to do a couple of loads of washing, then when taking the dogs for their morning loo stop realised you could see humpback whales not far from shore. So, I spent a little while just watching whales whilst sitting on top of the sand dunes. Magic! Went into town to do some shopping around lunchtime, then went up to the lighthouse to look at the view- pretty amazing! You can...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Emu Creek Station to Exmouth

Ian got chatting to Ron’s dad this morning, so we were a bit later leaving than we had originally planned. We had already decided that we were going to have breakfast at the ‘Burger Bus’, so it was more like bacon and egg toastie for brunch by the time we got there. Joyce was quite busy with customers and she has a good set up with some tables and chairs at the back of the bus. When we sat down we got talking to some people who recognized me from 40 Mile- it was the plaster on my arm that gave me away-we had actually only talked for about 1...

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Aug 2, 2016 - Coral Bay - August 1 to August 2

Monday August 1 to Tuesday August 2 Coral Bay Monday What a horrible, windy night – it raged something chronic, hope Coral Bay isn’t as bad! Only a short trip today through tundra type landscape. The wind was still pretty fierce and the sky was full of red dust that had been whipped up from the dry land. There were also a myriad of termite mounds, but the minute we turned into the coast they disappeared. The Bayview Van Park is large, and crowded, particularly with European and Chinese tourists. We could only get an unpowered site for $41...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Jul 31, 2016 - Exmouth - July 30 to July 31

Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31 RAC Holiday Camp Exmouth Saturday Much farewelling took place before we left camp so we didn’t get on the road until 9.30am – rather late for us, but worth it. Again a pretty boring drive, with quite a lot of roadworks (will be fabulous when completed!) and many double and triple trucks powering along laden with ore. The thing I hadn’t expected, but in hindsight should have been obvious because of where we are, was the extent of RAAF and Department of Defence establishments along the way. Arrived in...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Apr 11, 2016 - Monday 11th April

Monday 11thApril Leaving Osprey camp at Cape Range National Park, we had to go back into Exmouth and head to the North West Coastal Hwy towards Onslow. In Exmouth we found a laundry as it was sheet washing day, because it's so humid we need to change them on a regular basis, while that was happening we drove to a camping shop, while on this trip we realised we needed a privacy screen that attaches to our awning for a bit of shade ,we were able to pick one up for $170. Washing done, bed made we hit the highway again. Looking in ,Wiki camps...

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2016 holiday

Apr 10, 2016 - Saturday April 9th to Sunday 10th

Coral bay to Exmouth 9th April We had such a great time at coral bay and met some lovely people it was a shame to leave, however time to move on. Arriving in Exmouth mal was focused on getting a satellite dish as the one we had we lost from the top of the car, Internet is great as we found a guy who had a second hand one for $60, I did try to get him to lower his price but he wouldn't budge so $60 it was. We filled up with water and groceries and headed for our next stop, which is Cape Range National Park (Neds campground) entering the...

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2016 holiday

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