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Port Hedland to Tom Price

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Day 34. This morning we drove from Sandfire Roadhouse through Pardoo to Port Hedland. We stopped for morning tea at Pardoo and on arrival at Port Hedland we camped in the free camp at the local racetrack. We walked to the shopping centre and did a heap of grocery shopping since we will be out in the sticks for the next 7-8 days.
On the way into Port Hedland there were some interesting rocks.

Day 35. We just stopped overnight at Port Hedland then headed south meeting Glenn and Yvonne at the junction of the Geat Northern Highway and the West Coast Highway some 25 kms down the track. We continued on through Auski Roadhouse to Albert Tognalini Rest Area where we will stay for the night. We have been here before but never actually stopped for the night.
There area a lot of long road trains on this route as there are a lot of mines out here.

We saw some Sturt Dessert Peas on the side of the road.

Day 36. This morning we drove on until we reached Dales Campground which is in the eastern end of Karijini National Park. We will spend 2 nights here. We walked down the new steps to Fortesque Falls and Fern Pool.

Day 37. Much the same as yesterday looking at the gorges around Dales.

Day 38. We moved today to Karijini Eco Retreat where we will stay for 3 nights.

Day 39. Hiroe and I went for a drive this morning to look at Joffre Falls and Gorge as well as Knox Lookout.
After Knox we drove the rather rough road to Kalimina Gorge which was quite good. We even walked down into the gorge and along the bottom for quite a way.

Day 40. Rodney went out before sunrise this morning to do some photography so we had a rest day. This evening we all went out to dinner at the Resort.

Day 41. We drove 90 kms this morning into the town of Tom Price to a caravan park. Hiroe did 4 loads of washing then we did some shopping.
In case you thing that there is no greenery in The Northern Territory or Western Australia, here is a photo of our caravan site at Tom Price.


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As always the scenery is stunning! the rock formations are amazing. It is very interesting to see the road trains as I didn't know anything about them. Love to you both George and Jean

by jean'sgeorge

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