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Jun 17, 2018 - Barn Hill southwards

It is very interesting to be back where our life together began, almost 46 years ago. Wickham was so very small back then - a supermarket, a servo, and a small primary school. Is now spread out in all directions - though the movie theatre we used to go to is still there, in the open, with all the chairs lined up. No movies on this week sadly otherwise we would have gone. Is a walk in, not a drive in!!! Going to spend tomorrow having a look around the area, at Cossack e.g., then get ready to move on towards home. We will now head down to...

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On The Road 2018

Apr 19, 2017 - Point Samson

14 April - Point Samson Galahs screeching and butcher birds singing as the sun rose, so no peace for us and we needed to get up and packed before it got too hot. We skipped breakfast and packed away the trailer and car then drove round to the car wash facility on site. All closed up and the office wasn't open until 9, so we borrowed the hose from the pool alongside and gave both the car and the trailer a good wash, not perfect, a few smears, but a lot better than before. The water ran brown as we cleaned and the amount of dust on the floor...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Jun 10, 2014 - Point Samson blowing its ring out

Yep sooooooo windy when I woke up. The ocean was an awful poo brown. I took panda for a walk - really cool sculpture park!!! And decided to pack up as soon as my washing was dry. It was hurtling round the hills hoist at a huge rate of knots, beheading unsuspecting retirees when I last saw it so I knew it would dry quickly. We left samson around 10 am and headed for Cossack

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Jun 8, 2014 - Point samson

Well today.i got to karratha around 3pm and went to the dog friendly caravan park. I checked in and it just felt WEIRD. Lots of very expensive caravans but no cars or people . I took panda for a walk around the perimeter _ a fence like a gaol - and just wasteland outside the fence. It felt wrong so I asked for my money back and lucky they were understanding about it. So we drove 42 km north east to point Samson and.checked in which feels much better. I took panda for a run on the beach next to th cp and then put her in the car while I went...

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Sep 5, 2012 - South to Point Samson

Before we left the park, we met the Avan motor home driver parked next door. We had a long conversation about many things including the fact that he was stuck in Port Headland for a week waiting for the truck to take his motor home to Perth (it blew up its engine!). We drove for about an hour out of Port Headland (very busy traffic for about 30km) and stopped for a photo opportunity at Whim Creek (pub that is closed but a large camp for the mine next door) before travelling to Roeburne. This was the first major town in the north of WA and...

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Aug 24, 2012 - 80 Mile Beach

Wheeled into 80 mile beach, 10 kms of gravel road, that I thought twice about. You come in over the hill and see the water and the caravan park with 200 sites and 90% of them taken, and you go WOW!! What a place. Another gem to put in your black books. Spent about 2hrs and decided to stay on another day or two. The tide is only 5mtrs tomorrow, so out comes the fishing gear and I'll see how I go. The weather is still GR8!! 35 degrees today, and still not a cloud in sight. Being on the water with a sea breeze tonight, it is a little cooler....

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Apr 25, 2012 - Point Samson

Point Samson "The Cove Caravan Park' is the most well set out park we have seen in a long time. The beach although has parts ofv rocky areas and sand and has some interesting features. We could see the port and also counted 12 ships waiting to go to port. This is one of those special occasions when the sun rises over the sea.

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Jul 2, 2011 - Iron Ore Port

Good night at Point Samson, went back into town to see port area. Carried on back to Roeburn and on to Port Headland where we met another couple with a big 5th wheeler and towing with an Isuzu Ute and a 3 litre motor but with twin axles at the rear, very impressive. Carried on to port area after refuelling with 8c off a litre taking it to $1.50. Saw the big iron Ore carriers really up close,very impressive. The ore comes from Newman by rail with the world record for a train being 6.7kms long carrying 80,000tonnes of ore.

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Jul 1, 2011 - Cossack

Up late and Lielay took us to John's work place at Horizon Power, very interesting morning in their control room with John half offering me a job as they were short staffed. Left Karratha and went to have a look at dampier which didn't dissapoint, lovely old port.. Back on the main road which took us to Roeburn where we turned off for Wickham (drove through) and on to the old pearling town of Cossack which is now only for sightseeing. Carol very impressed with the history of the old town, we then carried on to Point Samson where we stayed...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Point Samson

Click on an image to enlarge it. Point Samson 26th – 28th September 2010 We had planned to do some free camping as we progress south, fortunately for me we arrived at one around lunch time and it was so hot and there was very little shade so we pressed on. We came into Point Samson because heaps of people have told us how lovely it is. Well we were not disappointed. It was a lovely place right on the coast. There were volcanic rocky outcrops and little sandy beaches very close to the caravan park. The caravan park was reasonably new,...

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Sep 17, 2009 - 80 Mile Beach to Point Samson via Port Hedland

We reached Port Hedland by lunchtime but decided to press on, and look for somewhere quieter to stay for the night. Port Hedland is the mining centre of the north and as such didn't really appeal to us as a place to stay. We turned off the highway again about 200 km later and found a very modern caravan park at Point Samson, about 50 km from Karratha (another mining and gas production centre). Point Samson is just a small village on the coast which is fast developing as a tourist centre. Again the main occupation seems to be fishing and...

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Oct 6, 2006 - Point Samson

The Great Northern Highway highway south skirts the Indian Ocean on one side and The Great Sandy Desert on the other. The road, while bitumen now, is very long and straight and there is not much scenery to take in. Just vastness and isolation. The coastline along here is virtually untouched. We reach Pardoo roadhouse by lunch time. The winds are howling and about 40 degrees. We decide to head into Cape Keraudren- about 10km directly west of Pardoo. We have heard some good things about the place and if it lives up to the reputation will stay...

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Brown's Oz Trek

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