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... also moved up to Broome. The next attempt was cashing in on the turtles which swim by there - and for a period it became famous for its turtle soup. That didn't last long either, and eventually they conceded defeat and let the town die. Then about 20 years ago a group of enthusiastic young people decided to dig up the ruins and restore the town. It now has a number of old stone buildings to see, and more coming up in the process. Nobody actually lives ...
... carrot in them. (Needed to know this). Sat on the grass and enjoyed 2 hours of the music and song from the Chantoozies. A good time was had by all. The band joked along the way about themselves getting older but to us they were still spring chickens in their probable early fifties. The youngest being 48. They can still belt out good songs and still look very youthful. We had trouble getting to our feet at the end of the show! There was ...
... to look at some aboriginal rock art. Back in Karratha we did a little shopping. Amazed at the number of boats, and really big boats, parked down suburban streets in Karratha. Obviously plenty of people with plenty of money. Back at the van the car got a much needed wash. Socialised with a Tasmanian couple - husband had sliced his knee on shells while rock fishing and had quite a few stitches ...
We left the Bullara Station and travelled back to the Robe River where we camped beside the road. Getting sick of this red dirt and when the wind blows it is just one big dust storm goes through everything. My black shoes have turned red .The country is red but has lots of grass and less trees. Cooked a great roast lamb and vegs in con oven with generator.
We left Robe River and travelled past a couple of ...
... sleuthing discovered that it is in fact refining natural gas which then heads south in the longest gas pipeline in Australia. Supplies natural gas to the west coast of WA, all of Perth and then on down to Bunbury. It was quite awesome.
We also found out some interesting facts about William Dampier himself. Dampier had visited this area of Australia twice in 1688 and 1699 - 70-80 ...
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