10th June

We also did some geocaching. First one was easy at the turtle info hut then the next was interesting – we travelled of road along the back of the sand dunes and then did a 500 metre hike up and down over several dunes – I hate walking in the deep sandimage image image image imageSunset pics from 10th Juneimage imagey11th June

Feel the fear and do it anyway day – oh SH one T winds of 20 – 25 Knots and I’m going swimming in the Indian Ocean.

That splash is a humpback whale and before that we saw a Manta Ray on the surface

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We did it – Ollie saw them on the third attempt – wow the biggest fish in the sea a whale shark. I got a fit of the “panics” every time I got in the water. I can say I swam with whale sharks in the Indian Ocean as one apparently came directly under me – I just didn’t see it. The crew on MV Magellan from King’s tours were absolutely amazing and tried so hard to make sure I saw one. Thank you all of you the day was amazing. Bill you have a great team – we will recommend you to all. Thank you. More pics later when we get the memory stick

june 12th

Rest day

June 13th

4WD Safari tour over the Cape Ranges. Dave proved to be a great informative guide – recommend this one.

First stop shot hole – named when the seismic geologists blasted for oil

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next onto Charles Knife Gorge and the lighthouse at the top of Cape Rangeimage I nearly fellimage

Ha ha not really

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Then onto Osprey bay for a splodgeimage image

Now onto Yardie Creek. We saw Rock Wallabies x 13, osprey x 1, Corellas x 2 and Cormorants x 4. Before we set off into the creek a little tufted dove came visiting.

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Now into Turquiose Bay on our way home. What a big day

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We found this fan coral fossil on the rocks at Osprey Bay

14th June

Fitting of new tow all at Exmouth. We had ordered it 10 days ago – have to have a special long neck ball for the Alko hitch. Just a memo to all caravanners – if you travel a lot your tow ball should be checked regularly and possibly changed every 3 years.

Off to Pannawonica – a mining transit camp site. Loved it – everyone was so friendly – met a couple called Nola & Frank – they were going south so we got a few tips.

15th June

Off to Millstream & Chichester National Park. Disappointing. Best bit was Python Pools. Long day and we apparently did 16,000 steps. Take a look

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nearly forgot this chap on the road out of Yardie Homestead. He was a camera shy echidnea

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Millstream gorge – less than exciting

this fella visited and looked as if he was going to swoop on usimage

We took a trip round snappy gum trackimageimageimage

We then headed to Python Pool and a picnic lunch. On the way we were stopped by an iron ore train. I have posted the video on Facebook – it was very, very, very longimage Saw this wonderful old tree on the way

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desert view on the way

on the way back we thought we’d climb Mt Herbert – we got 3/4’s of the way up – I made the mistake of looking down. Oh SH-1-T – no further – this is a hike not mountaineering!!

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You can just see the path up on the photo.

We’d done about 200K of gravel roads and decided to take the safer longer option on Tarmac as we’d be travelling at dusk. S

Safer did I say!!!! As usually happens the excitement came when I was driving. First we got “shot” on the windscreen just at the centre of my forehead by a stone – probably 5/8th through the screen. Just recovered from this avidly watching for Roos as dusk approaching – saw a wedge tailed eagle on the left but didn’t see the other eagle on the right – he landed on the windscreen – rather the same as having the bonnet pop up in front of you. Luckily with a large flap he took off before coming onto my lap.

16th June

Car gets its 60,000 K service tomorrow in Karratha where we are now. Need to get the windscreen fixed and new tyres for the caravan!!!! Think we’ll be here a few days.

More wool needed – my bedroom rugs are coming on for the house but a few balls short – amazed tiny little craft shop has the wool I need and the exact number – things do go right then.

17th June Have to wait as windscreen needs ordering and so do the tyres. Well at least we have great internet so I can do this blog and it gives us time to book our Horizontal Falls and pearling adventure.

The weather by the way has warmed up to a lovely 29 – 30 degrees. Feel at home now!!!

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One thought on “10th June

  1. Anneke van Wyk

    Love to read your journal. And I am so jealous, I wish we were still traveling 😦 But have lots of fun guy’s hope the window and they tyres will be there soon and fitted so you can be on your way again. Take care, love from Hans and me :*

    Reply

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