SATURDAY 28 AUGUST CARNARVON TO GERALDTON 480kms
We were driving out of town about 8.30am.
There had been some short but heavy showers as we finalized the pack up – a personalized farewell from Carnarvon!
Today’s was a fair old drive, in terms of distance, but routine. All done before.
There was a head wind, all day, which was a bit tedious, and chewed up the fuel.
There were wonderful wildflower displays all the way, which made the drive more interesting.
There was quite a lot of surface water still lying about.
The Galena free camp area, by the Murchison River, looked pleasant for an overnight stop. It was very large.
We passed a stone wall/”gateway” at the turn off to Shark Bay and Denham. Was that there before? I could not remember.
In view of the head wind, thought we should top up the fuel at the Billabong Roadhouse – $1.20cpl. Not too bad.
At Geraldton, went into Sunset Beach Caravan Park, for the night. It was a Big 4 and after discount cost $17.65. It was really nothing special. I thought Drummond Cove might have been a better place to stay.
The mandarins we bought from Morels a couple of days ago were all going bad. It looked like we got a dud lot. They were probably windfalls. I was very annoyed about that – hate feeling that I’d been conned!
Refuelled and also filled the jerry can – $1.12cpl.
Bought fish and chips for tea. We’d had to unhitch anyway – no drive through sites – so going out to buy these was not an issue.
It was a really cold night – down to about 4 degrees! We were not used to this.