This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2006 Travels September 15

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FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER   FITZROY CROSSING TO EIGHTY MILE BEACH   755kms

Today was another hot one, long and tedious.

The country side was not as interesting – mostly flat and dry. I regard the stretch of highway between Broome and Port Hedland as one of the most boring in Australia!

We decided to have a final night of freedom by the sea, at Eighty Mile Beach. From there, we would reach the camp – if we could find it – in reasonable time the next day.

Refuelled at Roebuck Plains – $1.65cpl; Sandfire Roadhouse – $1.65cpl.

The tourist season was winding down fast, so there were plenty of vacancies in caravan parks up north.

We paid $34.45, after discount, at the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park. Had stayed here previously, and loved it for its location by the superb sweeping beach.

On dusk, went for a walk on the beach to watch the sunset. It was low tide, so the water was a long way out. There were not many other people on the beach.

Resize of 09-15-2006 Sunset 80 Mile Bch Sept 2

Sunset, Eighty Mile Beach. Red sky from bushfire or burn off smoke

Resize of 09-15-2006 Sunset 80 Mile Bch Sept 3

Resize of 09-15-2006 Sunset 80 Mile Bch Sept 8

Resize of 09-15-2006 Sunset 80 Mile Bch Sept 12

 

The park shop was still doing fish and chips, so we treated ourselves to a takeaway – yummy.

Resize of 09-15-2006 to emb

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