Go West, Day 57 – Carnarvon

Day 57 Saturday 2nd May 2015, sunny light breeze Carnarvon The park empties as those who have sought shelter leave. As if contagious the rest turn to housekeeping, washing and grooming anything that stands still. Accom: $40.10 Travelling Kms: 0 Continue reading Go West, Day 57 – Carnarvon

Go West, Day 53 – Shark Bay

Day 53 Tuesday 28th April 2015 warm, breezy Denham, Shark Bay The horizon is tinged with pink when we bounce out of bed for the short drive across the peninsula to Monkey Mia for the dolphin feeding. The whole dolphin experience takes about an hour but the feeding lasts about ten minutes. It’s a battle of wits between the guides who are stretching out the feeding over several sessions and the Dolphins who nudge and cavort for attention. The Ollies spot a turtle as well, which is more interesting as we don’t see those at home. Breakfast calls and we … Continue reading Go West, Day 53 – Shark Bay

Go West, Day 52 – Shark Bay

Day 52 Monday 27th April 2015 Kalbarri to Denham, Shark Bay We left most of the windows open last night and it is wonderful to wake up to the sight of puffy pink clouds. Murchison House Station is staffed by a retired caravanner couple, he’s a Mr. Fixit and backpackers who work hard for their keep and take home a life time of memories (doesn’t that take me back?). Other staff members tend not to stay because they can either earn $120k in the mines or they have drug problems. We roll back up the long red dirt road to … Continue reading Go West, Day 52 – Shark Bay

Go West, Day 49 – Coronation Beach

Day 49 Friday 24th April 2015 Coronation Beach The wind comes in fierce gusts during the night so it’s all hands on deck to get the awning in. Woody wakes early and tries the hot water service again to no avail and now the fridge has gone out because the wind has changed direction. We decamp quickly and head back into Geraldton to Batavia Coast Caravans. In an hour the hot water service problem is identified and a new ignition control board has been installed. The positioning of the control board in a small box on the floor pretty well … Continue reading Go West, Day 49 – Coronation Beach

Go West, Day 48 – Coronation Beach

Day 48 Thursday 23rd April 2015 Geraldton to Coronation Beach Land sakes! The Ollies are up and off before us! That’s a first. We drive 25 kms north to Coronation Beach campground. It is quite a sight, the blue of the ocean, lines of breakers and the surf crashing in. People stroll about lazily, their heads encased in fly nets. Geraldton can be seen away to the south. There are a limited number of sites here tucked in amongst the shrubbery so one must be early to secure a spot.  The narrow beach overlooks a lagoon sheltered by a reef … Continue reading Go West, Day 48 – Coronation Beach