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Aug 4, 2016 - 3 Mile Pool to Emu Creek Station

Our first stop today after leaving 3 Mile Pool was Nanutulla Roadhouse. We bought some fuel and then decided to stop there for lunch. We passed the turnoff to Genflorrie station about 10k from the roadhouse. Glenflorrie station is the home of Pilbara Kelpies who we have followed on Facebook for some time. I had messaged the owners from Broome and they were very happy for us to call in. I would have loved to have gone and seen their kelpies at work, but given our recent episode of kennel cough and their warning re 90 ks of rough dirt...

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Aug 3, 2016 - 3 Mile Pool

Drove the 5k or so further down the road to the site of the old Onslow township. It was moved in 1925 to the current location because the river kept silting up. There is almost nothing left of the old town except for the remains of the old police station and cells and a few other bits and pieces. We tried to find the cemetery to no avail! From there we drove back to where they have put a causeway across the Ashburton River (which we are camped beside), drove across the causeway and tried to find the mouth of the river. The tracks are public...

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Aug 2, 2016 - 3 Mile Pool

We drove into Onslow this morning to have a look around. Onslow is a very small town with the main industry's being salt mining and gas plant. As such, there is quite a lot of new development around town and in general, it is quite a pleasant little town.It even boasts being one of the few places you can see both sunrise and sunset over the sea! However, I expect that in the summertime it might almost resemble a ghost town once all the tourists leave. I took a load of washing with us on the off chance there was a laundromat in town - no...

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Aug 1, 2016 - 40 Mile to 3 Mile Pool (about 30k from Onslow)

We were lulled into a false sense of security with the calm weather over the weekend as the wind was back this morning. It made packing up quite challenging! However, we managed to get away about 10am. We stopped to fill up with water at the gas plant that is at the corner of the highway and road leading to 40 Mile. It was a gold coin donation to get the water with all money going to the RFDS. A sign at the gate said that they have raised over $25,000 in the last 2 years - pretty good effort. We weren’t really sure how far we would get...

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Jul 31, 2016 - 40 Mile

The weather this weekend was picture post card perfect and spent generally doing not much at all! We walked the dogs each morning and evening along the beach or on the sand track behind the mangroves. The dogs absolutely love running on the beach and it makes it easier for us when there is virtually no-one else around! On Sunday we had a closer look at the Osprey nest. It looks as though there is a chick in it- the parent bird looks absolutely magnificent standing up on the edge of the nest surveying the surrounding countryside- they...

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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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