Dampier Mermaid Hotel
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We set off for a long walk this morning to explore a bit more of Dampier on foot and check out some potential fishing spots for a little later in the day. After the walk we set off in the car to visit the lookout point, pick up some bait and head to the beach for a fish.
From the lookout point you could see across Dampier from the large salt mine facilities on one side to the iron ore shipping port on the other. Pretty beaches and ocean ...
Today we packed up and made the short journey to Dampier. We stopped off in Karratha to stock up on food and fuel for the next few days. We arrived around lunchtime and decided to make a trip to the North West Shelf (gas and oil) visitor centre in the afternoon... via Red Dog.
Red Dog is a very famous red kelpie from this area who had a real wanderlust ...
Much to our dismay, it was getting quite hot in Broome (36C ) so we had to leave a lot quicker than we were wanting to...
Coops and I both really loved Broome. Such a beachy feel to the place and very laid back. We spent in total about a week after Dad & Co left... just enjoying being in a town with facilities (Coles AND Woollies - such a treat!). Spent most mornings/days at the beach waiting out most ...
... of names to those who knew him, including: Bluey, Tally Ho, and Dog of the Northwest.Tally Ho was his first name, given to him by a man called Col Cummings, who is believed to have been his first owner and the one who brought him to Dampier. The nickname "Red Dog" has been attributed to the red dirt of the Pilbara Region (although 'red dog' is a common nickname for red kelpies and heelers much in the same way ...
... enjoyed his time in the water. Before going to bed we sprayed the van as we had the past couple nights but this time Dean and I went on the hunt to kill all bugs in the van, we managed to kill about 60 and we still managed to wake up with more bites on us so it was time to move on and leave. Apart from been eaten alive we really liked this place but couldn't take the bites anymore.
Next stop Dampier the home of Red Dog ...