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Day 51 - Monday 25 June 2012

Cervantes to Geraldton

Yesterday we worked on our itineray for the next 3 or 4 weeks as we realised that we were coming up to WA school holidays. We had planned on 3 days at Kalbarri but could only get 2, so had to stay tonight at Geraldton on the way. After Kalbarri we are staying 4 nights at Denham/Monkey Mia, then 3 nights at Carnarvon while we wait for our mail to catch up with us. We had wanted to stay 4 nights at Coral Bay but could only get a booking for 2 nights. After Coral Bay we plan to spend a week or so free camping or staying in National Parks, and a few days at Eighty Mile Beach on the way to Broome where we have a long standing booking for a week at the end of July. Just as well we decided to make a few bookings or we may have missed out on the good spots altogether.

We woke this morning to a grey cloudy day - Di blames you Frosty for drawing attention to yesterday's sunshine! We got away from Cervantes shortly after 9:00 am and followed the Indian Ocean Drive north towards Geraldton. Our trip today was a relatively short 230 kms, but as we got closer to Geraldton the showers became more frequent. We arrived at the Big4 Sunset Beach Holiday Park and were allocated a drive through site, and luckily the showers eased briefly while we set-up. After lunch the showers turned to fairly solid rain and it does not look like stopping anytime soon.

We spent a wet afternoon doing the caravanner's shopping trip - Getaway Outdoors for Bio-Magic and tent pole bags, Bunnings for tap fittings and mats, Spotlight for odds and ends, Woolies for groceries and Caltex for diesel.

On the way back to the caravan park we drove up to the HMAS Sydney Memorial. As it was still raining David dashed around in the rain for a few photos while Di stayed dry in the car. The Memorial Dome is made up of 645 seagulls, representing the 645 crew members lost at sea.

HMAS Sydney Memorial Dome

HMAS Sydney Memorial Dome

Memorial walls with 645 names of the crew

Memorial walls with 645 names of the crew

Remembrance Pool

Remembrance Pool

Posted by TwoAces 02:03

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