Exmouth to Kalbarri
11.08.2015 - 15.08.2015 21 °C
Tues 11th Aug Day 65
This morning we went for a drive out to the Cape range National Park. We called into the Park Information Centre before travelling out to Mandu Mandu Gorge. We have walked this track before so while Rodney and Alyssa walked the bottom of the gorge, we took a short walk up onto the rim.
We drove back to the caravan for lunch then out to the remains of the wreck of the SS Mildura which came to grief in 1907.
While we were out there took a photo of the naval Communications Towers the center mast being the tallest construction in the southern hemisphere at 387.6 metres.
Wed 12th Aug Day 66
We departed Exmouth this morning and had an uneventful trip to the Tropic of Capricorn where we took some photos and a photo of Hiroe and Mulla Mulla again.
We arrived at Carnarvon and booked into a caravan park then after setting up we drove into town and had a walk around town then out to the 1 Mile jetty.
Thur 13th Aug Day 67
Today we drove out to Quobba Blowholes and took lots of phots there. The sea was co-operating and the blowholes were working well.
We drove out to the local HMAS Sydney memorial Cairn. The Sydney and the German Kormoran fought in Nov 1941 the both ships being sunk. All 645 crew members of the Sydney perished.
We drove up the hill at Quobba to have a look at the lighthouse. The road was quite steep and VERY rough.
We drove back to Carnarvon and visited the old NASA space telescope.
Back to the town cengtre for a late lunch then to the caravan to get ready for tomorrows departure.
Fri Aug 14 Day 68
We left Carnarvon early this morning and drove towards Overlander Roadhouse where we turned west into the Shark Bay World Heritage area and arrived at Hamelin Bay where there are a vast field of Stromatolites.
Next stop was almost next door at the old Hamelin telegraph Station where we had lunch and looked at the Shell Block Quarry. The Shell blocks were used to construct dwellings etc in the area.
We continued on up the road and called in to have a look at Shell Beach. There are billions of shells here.
We then drove on into the town of Denham. There are three caravan parks in this town and they are all filled so we had to drive back down the road to a parking area where we have camped for the night.
The scenery is magnificent as we are on a slight cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Sat 15th Aug Day 69
What a wonderful Free Camp we found for last night. The scenery looking out over the ocean, especially at sunset was tremendous.
We drove back to the West Coast Highway then after refuelling we drove south to what was to be our overnight stop at galena Bridge Rest Area. It was only lunch time so after eating we decided that we would continue on and travel out to kalbarri. Glenn and Yvonne went further south as they want to reach Perth before us.
We travelled out to Hawks Head and Ross Graham Lookouts.
Having phoned ahead and booked into a caravan park we checked in the went for a drive around town including checking out some eating places for tonight and a lookout over the mouth of the Murchison River.