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Day 61 - Thursday 5 July 2012

Carnarvon to Coral Bay

It was about 6 degrees overnight but when we got up it was 9 degrees with a clear blue sky, and a forecast maximum of 26 degrees. After a visit to the dump point we got away from carnarvon just before 10:00 am for a 230 kms trip to Coral Bay. Traffic was fairly light in both directions and we were only overtaken by one roadtrain. We stopped for fuel at the Minilya Bridge Roadhouse, and also had a capuccino and a toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich to keep us going until we get to Coral Bay. Shortly after we left Manilya we turned off the North West Coastal Highway for a 92 km run in to Coral Bay. Between Mililya and Coral Bay we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn and are now in the tropics with the promise of consistently warmer weather.

We arrived at the Peoples Park Caravan Village and were allocated an ocean front site for 2 days - we could only get 2 days as the WA school holidays start this weekend and they are fully booked for the period. There is no potable water available on the sites in the caravan park so we feel that the cost of $52.00 per night is a bit steep. However we have a nice mainly grassy site that was easy to back onto. After setting up camp we had lunch and went for a walk around the park and then checked out the shops. At the newsagent we managed to get today's Australian for $3.50 would you believe - when I commented that someone must have walked into Coral Bay with the papers, the newsagent said that was probably right as they did not turn up until lunchtime. Coral Bay is centered around the Ningaloo Hotel Resort and 2 caravan parks and little else.

After our walk we settled down to read the papers and have a couple of drinks while we waited for the sun to go down - it was a magnificent sunset!

All set up on our site

All set up on our site

The view from our site

The view from our site

Di on the beach at Coral Bay

Di on the beach at Coral Bay

Sunset at Coral Bay

Sunset at Coral Bay

Posted by TwoAces 04:30

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Hi David and Di,
Love your trip reports.
We stayed at the other CP 'Bayview' on 19th May 2011 for $36 per night.
You have to go snorkelling while there, the reef is only 10 meters offshore.
Is it still Whale Shark season, if so, think about that, it was an awesome experience. I did it while Marg cleaned the fiver. :)

Frosty
Your Trailblazer Twin.

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