Monthly Archives: September 2012

Days 26 27 28 Ningaloo Reef to north of Carnarvon

DAY 26   FRIDAY 17th AUGUST 2012 KAYAKING OUT FROM NED’S BEACH NINGALOO REEF We were on the water just before high tide (around 10-00am). All I can say about today’s paddle is I’m glad we brought the kayaks along.  Where … Continue reading

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Days 23 24 25 Roebourne to Exmouth

DAY 23  TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2012 HARDING RIVER CAMP to  SPINIFEX NOOK CAMP. (South of Dampier)Last night we slept on stretchers under the stars. It was a great night, far better than in the Roebourne Caravan Park. First thing this … Continue reading

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Days 20 21 22 Roebourne – Cleaverville – Roebourne

DAY 20  SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 2012 HARDING RIVER CAMP TO INDIAN OCEAN CAMP. (Cleaverville) The landform on the horizon is Cape Lambert and it was from near there where we began the iron ore railway survey in 1969. Just prior … Continue reading

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Days 18 19 Port Smith to north of Port Headland

DAY 18  THURSDAY 9th AUGUST 2012 PORT SMITH LAGOON CAMP to MINI RICHI CAMP. On the road by 9-00am not knowing exactly where we were going except to say south. Not far down the track from the Port Smith intersection … Continue reading

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Days 16 17 Port Smith

DAY 16    TUESDAY 7th AUGUST 2012 PORT SMITH LAGOON CAMP You know the sort of night you have when you have a wog?  It’s a bit of a hack when you want to have a good ‘hawk’ but afraid to … Continue reading

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Days 14 15 East of Fitzroy Crossing to Port Smith

DAY 14   SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST 2012 MESA CAMP TO WILLARE BRIDGE CAMP (Including a side trip to Derby) Last night was a long one as we went to bed just before eight, which means by 2-00am we are awake and … Continue reading

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Days 12 and 13 Wyndham to east of Fitzroy Crossing

DAY 12     FRIDAY 3RD  AUGUST 2012 WYNDHAM CAMP to KUNUNURRA to BOW RIVER CAMP. The first important happening for today was to backtrack to Kununurra to get assistance with the removal of the pivot bolt on the alternator.  I rang … Continue reading

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Days 8 9 10 and 11 Kununurra and Wyndham

DAY 8   MONDAY 30TH  JULY 2012 BIRDING KUNUNURRA LAGOON CAMP The interesting feature of this bird is not only do they walk on lily pads, but the adults put chicks under their wings when threatened, carrying them with the chick’s … Continue reading

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Days 1 to 4 Darwin to Katherine

DARWIN TO PERTH — THE START OF LEG 3. DAY 1   23RD JULY 2012          GROOTE EYLANDT TO DARWIN STEVE’S DECK CAMP An important note: Tim has taken a new teaching position on Thursday Island. The moving process happened within two … Continue reading

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Days 5 to 7 Katherine to Kununurra

DAY 5    27th JULY 2012        STREET SWEEPER CAMP to DRY GRASS CAMP  (East of Victoria River) Will I ever cease packing?  First job drag the kayak trailer out and repack and tidy up, a bush rat had made a nest … Continue reading

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