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May 22, 2013 - Hamelin Homestead - Wednesday 22/5/2013

Up early, showered,breaky and packed lunch we set off for our long bumpy ride to Steep Point 240kms away,we were warned that its a long tedious drive with a lot of corrugation,it wasnt to bad as they had just graded the road mal could still sit on a 100 that is untill we hit Useless Loop,you had to deflate the tyres to 20lb and drive 31kms of one car tracks,sand dunes,beach and rough road to the rangers station,once past there it was another 9kms. Finally after 3 hours of driving we reached the rugged coastline at steep point,would you...

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May 21, 2013 - Hamelin Homestead - Tuesday 21/05/2013

What a peaceful sleep its very quiet with only 4 lots of campers in the park first things first to go and get the car which was parked in the walkway under the lights so the windscreen man could see last night,then to the laundry for the much needed sheets to be washed,after that the kettle was put on for breakfast. After the chores,we packed up a picnic lunch and was heading to Steep Point the most westerly part of Australia's mainland, 10klms down the road i reminded mal of the distance,Oops not enough fuel so we drove 30kms back passed...

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May 20, 2013 - Hamelin Homestead - Monday 20/5/2013

its now thursdays,I've got a lot of catching up to do in the diary as after the last entree it all crashed,lucky I had learnt my lesson and backed itl up this time,I'm not trusting the diary app again am now writing it in a word document. Now back to Monday,its lovely lying in bed listening to the sound of the rain on the roof of the van when your cuddled under the covers,there's still a cool wind blowing through the vents,no time to lay in as we're going to Monkey Mia at 8.30 this morning to see and feed the dolphins hopefully we can swim...

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Sep 16, 2007 - Hamelin Pool

We chose Hamelin Pool as our overnight stopover on the way to Coral Bay and we were not disappointed with this fascinating little place which proved very unique. Hamelin Pool was established in 1834 as one of 38 Telegraph Repeater Stations that stretched from Wyndham,in the North East of WA,to Albany in the far South West of WA. It is the only Repeater Station in existance today. It is one of only two places in the world where living marine stromatolites still exist. Stromatolites represent the oldest forms of life on earth; they are made...

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Mar 14, 2006 - WA: Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool at Shark Bay, World Heritage Area

Leaving Kalbarri, we cross the Murchison River at the highway and it looks seriously as though it might wash over the bridge. Amazing to see the results of a cyclone up north a couple of weeks after the fact. We've headed up north about 400kms towards Denham and Shark Bay. The area is World Heritage because of the amazing stromatolites here. Essentially living fossils they represent the building blocks of life and are the same as they were around 3.5 billion years ago ... pretty amazing when you consider humans have only been around for 2...

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Aug 14, 2005 - Roadtrip Day 3 Kalbarri - Denham

The drive through Kalbarri national park and all the way to Denham is covered with wild flowers and beautiful scenery. The landscapes of WA are like nothing we have seen before and really make you wonder why so many people neglect the West Coast when they come to OZ. The pics speak for themsleves. Denham was our stopover for the night, a lovely little place set right on the coast of Shark Bay. We luckily stumbled upon a bowling club and a legendary guy called John Cook who again spoilt us rotten and allowed us to sleep in his drive way. We...

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