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Day 64 - Sunday 8 July 2012

Robe River Rest Area to West Peawah River Rest Area

We packed up and were on our way at about 9:30 am and headed for Karratha as it was only a few kms off the main highway. On the way we got a nasty stone chip in our windscreen that might be repairable as Windscreens O'Brien say that if it is smaller than a ten cent piece they can do a repair - so here's hoping.

Stone chip on our windscreen

Stone chip on our windscreen

On the way into Karratha we were stopped at a level crossing for an Iron Ore Train – it must have been a couple of miles long and took forever to go by. We drove into Karratha looking for the town centre and somewhere to park our rig – no trouble – we found a Refugee Island with plenty of room just near the town centre. We headed for the Centro Shopping Centre for the weekend papers - $4.30 for the Weekend Australian and $4.50 for the Weekend Financial Review.

Refugee Island in Karratha

Refugee Island in Karratha

Sturt's Desert Pea

Sturt's Desert Pea

Downtown Karratha

Downtown Karratha

Seeing as it was lunch time we had a coffee with some toasted sandwiches. Also bought some fresh bread rolls at Brumbies Bakery, as we don’t expect to see fresh bread for a while. Final port of call was the Servo for diesel and we also bought a 10 litre petrol container and filled it up as we may be running the generator a bit before we get to Broome.

We arrived at the West Peawah River Rest Area at about 2:30 pm and set up with the generator and the satellite dish. We had a wander around the rest area chatting to other campers, most of whom were going south.

No water under the Peawah River Bridge

No water under the Peawah River Bridge

Camp Area at Peawah River

Camp Area at Peawah River

Late afternoon sun in the gum trees

Late afternoon sun in the gum trees

Sunset at West Peawah River Rest Area

Sunset at West Peawah River Rest Area

Posted by TwoAces 06:33

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