Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gnoorea Point 40kms South of Karratha

Days 5th & 6th
We had a lazy day today settling in Dave & Gail left to travel to Port Hedland and we hope to catch up with them later along the way. B.I.L. caught some lovely fish which we enjoyed for tea. We drove along the beach and talked to the fisherman. Doesn’t seem to be a lot of fish this year. It is very dusty and windy! We drove into Karratha for a look around. It is like a little oasis in the middle of nowhere. No Macys or Myers but a lovely shopping centre all the same. Civilisation at last!!! We drove out to Dampier where they mine the salt and to where the Iron Ore is loaded on the ships. The train that conveys the iron ore is miles long. We also went to Woodside North West Gas which is quite impressive. I thought there was a gas shortage? Apparently not up here although I think it is all exported.

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