Dampier Mermaid Hotel
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We stayed for a couple of nights at Dampier, where we were fascinated, watching the ship movement and loading of iron ore onto ships at the Pilbara Iron loading facility with uninterrupted views for this area of the harbour from the caravan park.
Dampier is also the location of The North West Shelf gas processing facility and we enjoyed time spent at this facilities visitor ...
Remember the movie Red Dog? or the book it was based upon?
Red Dog was the real deal, otherwise known as the Pilbara Wanderer, he died in Dampier in 1979. There's a nice monument to him just outside of the township of Dampier and he's a big thing up here. Stickers, shirts, stubby holders, you name it and you can get it with Red Dog on it!
We took a short drive around Dampier this morning after doing a bit of ...
Leaving Karijini we had two options:
1. Take the black top (highway) to Karratha and Port Hedland or
2. Take the unsealed Private Rio Tinto rail road which follows the rail line all the way from Tom Price to Karratha
Of course, we chose option 2 (because we have an off road van – NOT)! You need to get a permit to travel this road which costs nothing and is easily obtained from the Visitors Info centre at Tom Price ...
We slowly started packing up camp (again) after some yummo bacon and eggs, getting ready to motor a bit further down the coast. One of the boys old school friends turned up (as you do in the middle of absolutely nowhere!!) so they got chatting and disappeared for a while.. Cue girl power and I managed to fold up the camper LIKE A BOSS!! With a bit of help from Chloe when I needed an ...
... his bottle of water. What do people expect for $20?
Our day started with Nigel giving a talk on the history of Roebourne followed by a bus tour of significant buildings around Roebourne. Then it was onto Rio Tinto's Cape Lambert iron ore ship loading facilities where we were driven around the huge complex. We were so delighted to be able to view at close quarters the iron ore operations.