Thursday, August 14, 2008

Day 3- 13th August 2008
Well after travelling 732kms we pulled up for the night about 40kms north of Mt Newman. We plan to stay the night in a truck bay. We left Mt Magnet about 8am after filling up with 280 litres of fuel and putting air in a tyre on the trailer which was getting flat. We made morning tea at Cue which was only 80kms down the road, drank it on the move. Lunch was at 1.00pm just North of Meekatharra where we gave assistance to a truckie & Pilot Driver. They needed some duct tape as the transportable house they were conveying to Wyndham was falling apart. The road was long and winding with much of the scenery the same. The stereo was blaring and I was crocheting all the way, listening to the truckies talking on the two way, while tea was cooking in the Crockpot. I guess my years as a weighbridge operator has paid dividends as I understand a lot of the lingo. I hope I don’t start spruiking off the language. I have nearly finished the rug I started just before we left. We were going to go across to Nanutarra Roadhouse and up to Fortescue Roadhouse, but Bill has decided to go up to Port Hedland and down to 40 mile beach. We are planning to meet up with my sister and her husband who have been camping there since June. Hopefully we will have a more interesting day tomorrow. See ya soon Jan

Day 4 – 14th August 2008
We were on the road at 8am, first stop was the Auski Roadhouse at about 9am. We had to repair a tyre on the trailer the tyres have been sitting for so long that the valve was faulty. We left there about 10am. There wasn’t much scenery to look at today. Some nice Gorges or rock formations near Newman but mostly just one long licorice stretching forever. Same old thing over and over. I mean Where’s Macy’s? Where’s Myers? Where’s Darryl Lea? What no M & M World!! We drove North to just before Port Hedland which is 17063kms from Perth. We then turned South towards Karrratha so that we could meet up with Sis & her husband at 40 mile Beach. We rang them from near Roebourne and they met us at the Karratha Truckstop. My nephew Murray was there also. We reached camp about 4pm and set up camp. Having a cuppa when loe & behold friends from home rocked up with their van. Dave & Gayle. Big surprise, we thought they were in Port Hedland. Went for a walk to the beach to the phone box. (there is a seat on the beach where you get good mobile coverage) We travelled 605kms today. We will probably stay here for a couple of days. See ya soon Jan

1 comment:

Julia said...

Hi Jan,
enjoyed reading about you road trip.
Keep crocheting, posting photos and having fun.
Stay safe.
Hugs Julia