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1.23pm We did get an early start. Mine started at 3am when I awoke and wasn't able to get back to sleep, but more to the point we were able to pack up and get onto the road a few minutes before 6.30am. What delight. We didn't fuss with breakfast. Instead, we have eaten both breakfast and lunch in the van, only stopping for fuel twice. We have also encountered some roadworks which has slowed us a bit but we are still ahead ...
... us all. Puck had spots on her underside and Samu had raking from the play fighting he engages in. The officers had also trained the Dolphins to wave, and finally they fed them only three fish. In the 80s and early 90s when feeding was unregulated almost all of the dolphin calves died, so things are very different today. People aren't allowed in the water now either. Even so, it was a bit special seeing the dolphins close up enough to be ...
... river flows/floods but does not go out to sea - how unusual. The Railway museum and Lighthouse Cottage are interesting and hold some great information and history. Then it was lunchtime. We had lunch out at Pickles Point, local snapper and chips - $15, it was very tasty. We shopped, washed the car, filled with fuel ($142.9) to return to the caravan. It is windy but pleasant afternoon, ...
... at 10.00am the small bay is already hive of activity. It reminds us a lot like Nelson Bay. Two caravan parks and resorts, it is booked out for the school holidays. Thee pristine sand, blue waters and coral reef makes it an ideal spot. We stay only 20 minutes and return the 12kms to Minilya-Exmouth Road and head south for 80kms to meet up with the North West Coastal Highway. At 23*26'30" we cross the Tropic of Capricorn almost halfway between Coral Bay and the ...
... of a row of ensuites, with SELF CLOSING lids on the newest block. The town of Carnarvon itself is not pretty, perhaps because of the way the shopping centre has been built to withstand cyclones. Quite a few empty shops and broken windows.
Last time we were here we cycled down to the wharf and had a ride on the Coffee Pot train. Don't think we will be doing that this time.