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Mar 9, 2007 - Jurien Bay to Geraldton Western Australia 12 to 14 February 2007.

Sylvia, comments Our journey today was not going to take us very far, just up the coast via the new Indian Ocean road, to another little fishing village called Green Head. Like all the other fishing communities along this coast it is home to a multimillion-dollar rock lobster industry. Some of the fishermen land their catch at Port Dennison and others at Geraldton. Green Bay is situated on a headland and has lovely beaches, safe swimming and snorkelling with some off shore islands which are good for scuba diving. The morning was spent...

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Sep 22, 2005 - No way

Yes way, it's Northampton but Worthampton WA and not the one claiming to be the rose of the shires. This place popped up shortly after a sudden and dramatic change in the landscape from the now familiar falt arrid scrubland barely capable of sustaining any king of life, to gently rolling pastureland, fields, copses of trees and farmhouses. Shockingly similar to the other Northampton in fact, with the exception that the town itself was utterly different; small place with pop. less than 20 000. There was a museum there and having been in...

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Simon -off to Oz!

Sep 22, 2005 - Geraldton (20/06/05)

Had heard big things for this town, of the largest in the state but the reality was one of rathr drab service town with little to offer. Reputed to have surf, there was none so we washed the car (tried anyway, the red dust just wouldn't come off), bought fuel AGAIN, went shopping and got the hell out of there. Proud of not passing but not stopping at either Hungry Jacks (Burger King) or Subway for badly-needed junk food.

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Simon -off to Oz!

Aug 24, 2005 - Perth - Northampton

We picked up a car from the airport and made tracks up the westcoast towards Sharks Bay. It was good to be in a car and in control of our own transport once again!!! Along the way, we saw our first road trains (tractor trailers with two or more trailers in tow). These guys really move!! Because they are so long (up to 50m long), you have to have a lot of room to pass them! The ones transporting sheep are especially smelly. phew!!! As the sun was setting, we saw our first Kangaroo!! Boing! Boing! Boing! It was hopping along the side of the...

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Aug 13, 2005 - Roadtrip Day 2 Lancelin - Coronation Beach (Geraldton)

The pics here really speak for themselves! Nambung's national parks star attraction is the Pinnacles which is a bizarre product of natures elements wearing away at limestone into funky looking rocks (sure thats not the scentific explantion but i don't have the guide book with us). Its about a 3km drive around the desert and you can get out and wander around, despite there being a storm all day we had a fun drive to Geraldton a cool little seaside town and then onto coronation beach which for $5 was an amazing place to sleep right on the...

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Aug 12, 2005 - Geraldton

Got back today from Geraldton, about a five hour trip north of Perth. My cousins (2nd/3rd I think!) live there. It is a small town on the coast and a little bit warmer than the south part of WA. I went up on Wednesday morning with Betty in her car, but I took over the driving after half an hour and ended up going all the way up to Geraldton. The roads were very long and straight with very little traffic except for the odd Road-Train, which is like an HGV with two or even three loads hitched behind! Over taking is not difficult though with...

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Jun 22, 2005 - Before we go....

Just a quick test to check it out - will delete it later. You will be happy to know that I am the only one out of all of us who at this stage does not know the exact number of sleeps until we fly out. I think it is 4. Anyway I hope that is Sunday. Because that is the day we fly out. At about 1600. Ok thats enough testing the next entry should be in Bangkok.

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