CARNARVON TO KALBARRI

NOW: CARNARVON TO KALBARRI With the wind up, the blowholes at Quobba Point just out of Carnarvon were spraying and drifting high into the air. A few brave young men were fishing from the cliffs but the warning sign recommends anchoring yourself to the cliff, so we were happy to just watch the waves crashing…

EXMOUTH AND NINGALOO

NOW: EXMOUTH AND NINGALOO Now that we we’re on the highway we expected to travel a long way quickly but the sign said 200, yes two hundred, kilometres of road works which we found fairly soon after the sign. More red dirt! But not 200 kilometres of it thank goodness. As we approached Exmouth the…

THE PILBARA

NOW: THE PILBARA On the Great Northern Highway as we head into Port Hedland we know we are near a big town. It was a little nerve wracking negotiating under and over passes, dual lanes and traffic lights! I can’ t remember the last time we saw traffic lights – might have been Alice Springs…

BROOME AND CAPE LEVEQUE

NOW: BROOME AND CAPE LEVEQUE It’s been nearly three months since we’ve been on a beach where you can swim in the ocean so Broome was a welcome sight. Soon after arriving we walked on the claylike white sand and watched the camels arriving for their nightly sunset walk on Cable Beach. Welcome to Cable…

WINDJANA NP TO FITZROY CROSSING

NOW: WINDJANA GORGE NATIONAL PARK, TUNNEL CREEK AND FITZROY CROSSING Just as well there was some shade from a few scrappy trees at the Windjana Campground because it was hot, dry and dusty! The Devonian limestone here formed the King Leopold Range with it’s spectacular cliffs and gorges. When you enter Windjana Gorge you pass…

MITCHELL FALLS TO BELL GORGE

NOW: Ellenbrae Station, Kalumburu to Bell Gorge Between Home Valley and Ellenbrae Stations we saw three vehicles with flat tyres. So far we’ve kept all our tyres intact so fingers crossed. The road is very rocky and corrugated but we bought six new Cooper ST MAXX tyres in Adelaide so that all of our tyres…

Wyndham to Home Valley

Now: The Kimberley – Wyndham to Home Valley As we drove into Wyndham we’d travelled all the way from Ceduna on the Southern Ocean to Wyndham on the northern edge of Western Australia and the Cambridge Gulf. On the way to Wyndham we stopped at The Grotto which was a deep rocky chasm with a…

THE BUNGLE BUNGLES AND KUNUNURRA

NOW: INTO WESTERN AUSTRALIA – THE BUNGLE BUNGLES AND KUNUNURRA. After booking online for the Kurrajong campground in Kununurra we headed south down the Great Northern Road past Turkey Creek to Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungles. The campsite had some shade and a base of cut spear grass which had dried out…

BUCHANAN HIGHWAY TO WA BORDER

NOW: BUCHANAN HIGHWAY TO WA BORDER After a one night visit To Katherine for a dentist and an obligatory stop at the Daly Waters Pub we called in to the ghost town of Newcastle Waters where all the old stock routes meet. We were surprised to find water on both sides of the road as…