ibis Styles Karratha
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Today we drove from Kinavin to Cervantes and stopped at oakabella homestead. There was a haunted house that got showed by tour so we did not go in there but we did go to the old stable and sheering shed. Then we went down to the old tractors and the ploughs that houses pulled ( they were MASSIVE! ). Then we went to Kinavin and went to ...
... now unlikely. Anyhow, back to the Red Dog. From there we saw the sites in Dampier and then headed to the Burrup Peninsula. Also today Cairn brought us to have lunch at the best fish and chip shop in the north, which is in Point Sampson. It's a coastal town 20km north of Karratha. On the way back we stopped at Cosack, a ghost town that had its hey day as a pearling town but was abandoned once the pearls ran out. We also stopped at Roebourne, a notorious WA ...
... was quite a site, especially to dad who said all of this development was new. We then made our way to Cairn Portelli's house and caught up for a couple of hours. She reminds me of her mum in the way she talks and tells stories, and increasingly the way she looks. She's going to meet us in the morning and play tour guide. From Cairn's house we drove to Dampier to stay at the caravan park there on the beach. ...
... lock-up. From the Tien Tsin lookout you see the remnants of the town - sandstone buildings withstanding time. The river that it stands on is a colourful blue and meanders into the horizon. Flowing out into the Indian Ocean it was a small port as well. Across the river was a quarantine area used in 1910 - isolated by the river. Further out along the point (Reader Head) there is a lookout - Mt Beach. It provides a high vantage ...
... or inland road. Once past here the traffic eases once again and we continue along the Coastal Highway. The scenery is offering more to see - hills, plains, scrub, the railway line that we are following, power lines and towers which all break up the monotony of the drive. The road is great, straight, good surface and undulating. There is even a field of hay being baled. Driving past Whim Creek you see a sign "Best Pub Around". It is ...