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May 23, 2016 - Into cyclone town Onslow

Well, what a surprise this very pretty coastline is. 80 kms in off highway, great road and beach sites. Caravan park is undergoing a revamp, adding many large sites next door, so will be even better on our return. Anne and Dave were with us, as they will be, until we part company in Katherine, early in June. Paddy and Pete had gone on to Dampier, then Port Hedland before they rejoin us at 80 mile beach, prior to our grand arrival into Broome. Sunrise, sunsets and Staircase to the Moon were just wonderful. Had a huge parmi at the pub for...

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Apr 12, 2016 - Tuesday the 12th April

As it was so hot we woke up at 5 o'clock, not sure if it was the heat or the sound of a rooster crowing in the distance, however we were awake. At 6am I went outside to appreciate the fresh air, beautiful country side, NO flies and the magnificent sunrise. My lovely husband made me a cuppa and with that we ate some apricot bun that we had bought from the Bakery at Exmouth. it doesn't take long to clean up ready to hit the highway again. We went to say goodbye to Colin and Judy and of course he was up for a chat with Mal while Judy showed...

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Trip Journal

2016 holiday

Apr 17, 2014 - Onslow

We got up at daybreak and went for a walk, heading down to the river near the Nanutarra bridge. There is plenty of livestock and bird life around. The water in the river is fairly low but what a huge expanse and in the wet season it can fill up to a marker just under the bridge. There are depth markers along the road so it obviously floods over a wide expanse. We took some photos and walked along the bridge. This is the Ashburton river. We left around 8 am and headed to Onslow which is a tiny town of around 750 people out on the coast....

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Sep 8, 2013 - Our new Grandaughter Amelia Louise

Today we received some photos of our Granddaughter Amelia Louise and we are proud to show her off to you all. Her Dad has soooo fallen in love that we had to put this photo up. Mum and Bub are at home and doing well, and we are so happy that they are able to enjoy a couple of weeks together before a very hands on Dad goes back to work. It will be at least 3 months before we get to meet her, so hopefully we get many more photos over these next months.

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Aug 6, 2013 - Onslow

Woke up to a magic morning, warm and humid. Took a walk along the lovely board walk near the caravan park, which is approx 1km one way. Heaps of people walk it every day or run it. Decided to go fishing today so our first stop was 4 mile creek, only a few other people there and we had lots of action. Caught 2 fish which we could not recognise but there wasn't much to them so we released them also caught a bream which was undersized by about 5ml, he was released to. Then went to the beach under the salt conveyor belt and Denton caught a...

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Aug 5, 2013 - Onslow

Ah! Red dirt, snappy gums, corellas and dingos - Gods own country. Had a couple of free camps on the way to Onslow and checked out a few others. Someone we spoke to told us to check out Galeana Bridge as it was lovely. Stopped there for a cuppa, yes it was very nice, apparently there were 80 vans/campers/motorhomes etc there the night before, a very spacious area with man eating swans in the river. We then moved onto our camp for the night at Eddagee Rest Area, we were amongst 9 other, vans/campers/motor homes etc, also roomy but heaps of...

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Jun 27, 2011 - Italian Truck

A bit of drama once more with my WOG WAGON . Having had the new starter motor fitted all was great. Had a small attempt at going to old Onslow along a dirt road.After some bad corrugations and some muddy spots ( no four wheel drive)abandoned trip to find engine racing on idle which indicated no battery charge. Home to a dead battery with all alarms flashing. Charged battery via 240v and no success with starter motor even with a full battery. To reduce story after a few phone calls re. possible relays in circuit etc. found that main cable...

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Jun 23, 2011 - Onslow

Onslow is a very small town on the North coast of Western Australia some 1400kms from Perth. The main employment except for the tourist side would be the salt mining and export. It is 80kms from the main road so not a pop and have a look town. The park is always busy and full as it is such a top fishing spot with everyone with a tinny on the roof of the four wheel drive pulling the van. Park fees have shot up over the last couple of years costing $35 a night for a pretty basic park owned (but leased out)by the council. Had another relaxing...

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Jun 22, 2011 - Nikki's

Jacked truck up one side for access underneath to starter motor. Truck failed completely to start, just solenoid click. Phil got into truck and I crawled under with a metal hammer, got it going to go down to repairers to replace starter motor. Cliff the repairer had just bought himself a diesel F250, so checked that out as a possible alternative vehicle type to tow the 5th. There is another 2 months and 10,000 kms of proving ground for the WOG truck. Pleased with the truck all back to normal again-how long for?? Went down to 4 mile creek...

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Jun 20, 2011 - No Fish

After a windy morning Phil(of Gloria) decided to go out at 1pm as the weather calmed down. Headed for the salt loading jetty and then out to a reef. plenty of fish feeding on the surface, large mackerel but no success trolling through them. Did some bottom fishing and a lot of crabbing with still the same result. We all had a meal in the annex of the 5th of roast chicken and roast potatoes. Had the phone call from Cliff the repairer that my new starter motor had arrived from Skippers.

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Jun 18, 2011 - Fish Success

Invited to go fishing with Phil and Gloria on a perfect day. Caught a nice spanish mackerel with my old rod,only to lose my catching lure later in the day. Plenty of bottom fish but mainly too small using a small rubbery lure.Phil caught a nice Spangled Emperor at 45cms.Fisheries doing their checks as we arrived back at the jetty, asked to see my license which is all fair enough. A really special day with the weather at perfection. Phil and Sue as well as Colin and Amelia also had a good haul of fish. Filleted the mackerel and ended up...

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Jun 16, 2011 - Tiger Prawns

Colin informed us that a trawler was selling prawns off the boat at $10/kilo raw and $15 cooked. So we got ourselves a haul of beautiful sized prawns and Carol headed some of them to enable fitting in freezer. Eventually got the truck checked out re Starter motor problem and Cliff arranged with Skippers to send one up under warranty-good news. The Phils went fishing in the bay for the first time as the weather was lovely and came back with a good catch, Gloria caught a couple of mackerel and Sue plenty of Spanish Flag. Had a lovely evening...

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