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Day 67 - Wednesday 11 July 2012

Eighty Mile Beach

We had another beautiful day at Eighty Mile Beach with a forecast maximum of 26 degrees. We spent the morning sitting in the sun finishing reading the weekend papers. After lunch we walked up to the “oval” for the market – they have a market here on Wednesdays and Sundays. On the way we walked past the Coast Watch depot or was that Ghost Watch? At the market they had about 20 stalls selling crafts, home-made jams and books, with live music all in aid of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Ghost Watch

Ghost Watch

The Wednesday Market

The Wednesday Market

Later in the afternoon we went for a walk on the beach to check out the fishing action – lots of fishers but not many fish. Apparently 9 fish were caught yesterday but only 2 today. The experts say it is too early in the year and the water is not warm enough. David is going to try his luck tomorrow – the usual catch at Eighty Mile Beach is Thread Fin Salmon, Mulloway and Catfish.

Action on the Beach

Action on the Beach

Later in the day we went to the Hamburger night on the lawns in front of Reception Office/Shop where Hamburgers with onion and salad in a bread roll were being sold for a very reasonable $6.00 – bring your own drinks, plate and chair. The Hamburger night was also a RFDS fundraiser. We joined Arlene and Allen, and Jenny and Kevin from Boronia in Melbourne and exchanged notes on our respective trips. They came up the centre and are now travelling down the west coast, while we are travelling in the opposite direction. They gave us some good tips for Kununurra and the Bungle Bungles.

Sunset

Sunset

Hamburger Night

Hamburger Night

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