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Carnamah

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  • Day120

    The Nambung Pinnacles

    March 5, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    To avoid the worst of the heat we headed north early to visit Nambung National Park. Less than a week after visiting the Pinnacle viewpoint in the Grampions, now we were going to do a walk through the so called Pinnacles Dessert. We arrived at 8:30 and were apart from 2 or 3 other cars the only ones there in the beginning.

    There were 2 options on how to see the Pinnacles. Either drive a 4km loop or walk a 1.5km loop. Since the road was unsealed and our rental car insurance doesn't allow that, we went for option 2. We didn't really feel that was a restriction though as we could walk around everywhere and take lots of pictures. It was pretty surreal how in this particular part of bushland there were thousands of limestone peaks peaking through the sandy floor. There was also a cute pair of galahs.

    We walked around there for a bit more than an hour before fleeing from the flies into the visitor centre which actually just opened at 9:30. They had some nice information about the partially Dutch history of the area and local flora and fauna. We spend another hour or so here before going back to our van were we relaxed and cooked lunch. We figured it's best to spend the hours between 11:00 and 15:00 not doing much, except for preponing the cooking of the evening meal so we can avoid eating and cleaning up in the dark.

    We drove further to explore Green Head's shopping centre for some tea towels, and a local beach for more relaxing. Our campsite of the night was another free rest area next to the highway. But let's put that right, highway here means one lane in each direction and almost no cars, especially not at night. Plus the rest stop had beach access! And some nice rocks to climb on for better phone reception but of course also a nice view for sunset.
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  • Day229

    Australia Day

    January 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Nachdem wir noch einmal einen Tag bei Jock auf der Farm verbracht haben, geht es heute wirklich los. Wir haben eine Matratze in unseren Mietwagen geschoben und die erste Probeübernachtung war zwar gut aber wir vermissen unseren Keji doch sehr 😥.

    Also machen wir uns gut gerüstet auf den Weg nach Norden und halten zuerst in dem nahegelegenen Nambung Nationalpark an der Pinnacles Desert, einer interessanten Sandsteinformation. Auf der weiteren Autofahrt sehen wir zudem jede Menge Nationalflaggen anlässlich des heutigen Australia Day. Soweit wir wissen ist es der wichtigste Nationalfeiertag. Da er dieses Jahr auf einen Samstag fällt, haben die Aussies ersatzweise am Montag frei und damit ein langes Wochenende.

    Wir gehen den Tag entspannt an und suchen uns am Nachmittag einen kostenlosen Campingplatz direkt am Meer.
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    Undine Perduns

    Mit was für einem Gefährt seid ihr denn jetzt unterwegs? 🤗

    1/26/19Reply
    Sophie H

    Mit einem Nissan X-trail. Eigentlich nicht zum Campen gemacht aber man muss ja sehen wo man bleibt, bei den teuren Bierpreisen 😁. Und nichts gegen unseren Keji 😪.

    1/26/19Reply
    Undine Perduns

    🙈

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  • Day98

    Working @ Eneabba

    August 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    After travelling for five months it's time to see the saldo rising again on my bankaccount. The day I decide to work I reply to some ads on Facebook and two days later I have a job. For the next six weeks I'm working in Eneabba roadhouse in the middle of nowhere. My tasks are cleaning, cooking and doing the till.
    The best thing about the job besides the money is the unlimited acces to burgers, fries and lots of other food. Another good thing are the nice owners and the entertainment every friday in the sportsclub where I get to know some locals.
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  • Day22

    Day 22 Fremantle to Cliff Head

    May 5, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Today we left Fremantle on our way to the Pinnacles, but we ended up passed the Pinnacles and are now at Cliff Head on the coast of the Indian Ocean.
    The first stop along the way was Lancelin where we hired some sand boards. We took our sand boards to Mount Extreme, which is an awesome place full of sand dunes. We hired two boards, one for standing up and one for sitting down. My favourite was the standing up board.
    Once we had conquered the sand dunes we went to the Pinnacles, which was pretty much just a bunch of cool shapes rocks in the middle of the desert.
    At the end of the day we arrived at an awesome free camp in Cliff Head. The waters edge was right at our front door. We went fishing and caught a salmon and the neighbours caught a big stingray. (My brother also claims that he 'caught' me in his sand trap!)
    Tomorrow we're going to have a look around Geraldton.
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  • Day28

    Beekeepers Track

    October 4, 2018 in Australia

    Had our first (unintended) 4WD today down Beekeepers Track. Driving from Geraldton, stopped at Port Dennison for a coffee and snack (small chocolate eclair for me (very delicious) and a pie for Mick. Very nice hot coffee.
    Driving down the Brand Hwy, decided to take a detour down Beekeepers Track to takes some photos of wildflowers and got a lot that I hadn’t seen previously. On the map, this track takes you back on to Indian Ocean Drive (the Ocean road) so thought we’d take it through. About half way down the track, it became obvious it is 4WD only, very soft sand. Let down the tyres and went for it, our first time putting the Navara into 4WD. The track became very narrow and much deeper sand, so decided to turn around and come back, not relishing the chance of getting stuck out there on our own and having to dig ourselves out.
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  • Day261

    Three Springs

    August 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Stayed two nights at a great free camp at Three Springs. Stayed here on the way to Lake Indoon as it has mobile coverage so I could get some work done. Hot showers and toilets supplied compliments of the local council.

    Marg checked out the Wildflower exhibition and caught up with some reading whilst I slaved away. Had a great night at the pub on the last night.
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    Karen Burrows

    Nice curries at the Pub tonight

    8/25/17Reply
     
  • Day263

    Lake Indoon

    August 27, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Great two night stay at Lake Indoon. Similar to a small Lake Tinaroo, it's filled with wildlife including birds, bees, and dragonflies, as well as wild flowers. We found some different varieties of Spider Orchids, but the Kangaroo Paw has remained elusive.

    No swimming or other water based activities as it's full of algae, but a great spot with toilets and cold showers.
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    The Shifting Spanners

    Pancakes thanks to Karen...

    8/28/17Reply
    Michelle Sheerans

    Yum yum looks good😁

    8/28/17Reply
     
  • Day1

    Blood Moon in Three Springs

    May 26 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Reached for my phone from the pocket of the tent this morning, and just about dropped it. Did not expect the phone to be icy. Had to tuck it under my pillow to warm before proceeding to check the time, 5.40am, and the temperature, 6deg, feels like 2 deg said the BOM app. I am tucked up warm and snug, and have no idea how to emerge the rest of my body into the freezing outside of my sleeping bag. I now understand animals that hibernate. "It's too cold! I'll just sleep till it warms up."

    We left a day earlier than scheduled as Astrotourism WA was putting up telescopes in Three Springs for the public to view the Blood Moon and the eclipse. The colour of the moon is caused by the same phenomenon that gives us the colours of sunsets and sunrises. The blue rays from the sun disperses, so only the red and orange rays hit the earth. Commendation to Astrotourism WA. It was a fabulous evening. We had a talk in a room of the golf course before looking through the telescopes. During the eclipse, as the sky was dark, the Milky Way lit up. The Aboriginals traced the shadow within the Milky Way and called it the Emu. So what we know as the Milky Way, is known to them as the Emu. In the middle of winter, the Emu stretches from horizon to horizon, so winter is the best time to view the Milky Way. Through the telescopes, we also saw a nebular, the birthplace of stars. The size of largest star known is about 18 times the distance from Earth to our sun. That's just mind-blowing. With our naked eyes, we saw a full halo around the moon, a moon halo, that occurs when ice crystals form at a speciific distance from the moon.

    Back to Earth, it took us about 40 minutes to set up the tent yesterday. The ground was hard, so had to pre drill holes before screwing in the pegs. Left home at 12.30pm and arrived at Three Springs about 4pm. This is free campground provided by the council of Three Springs. We have a code to use the bathroom facilities of the swimming pool.

    Sun is up and it is warming up. I'm going to attempt to get up and start exploring. (Grace is still cocooned and snoring in her sleeping bag).
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    Kimberley Parker

    It’s Ray here that Blood Moon photo is wicked ❤️

    5/27/21Reply
    Kimberley Parker

    ⛺️

    5/27/21Reply
    Dorina Pop

    Very beautiful !

    5/31/21Reply
     

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