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Carnarvon

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  • Day23

    Thomas im Paradies!

    October 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Nina findets auch ganz nett.

    Steak, Steak, Steak - würde es nach Thomas gehen. Nina sorgt mit ihrem Gemüse für die Vitamine. 😄

  • Day17

    Carnarvon

    May 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Enjoyed our time in Carnarvon-we were spoilt by bananas and tropical fruits all grown with water from the Gascoyne River. We also enjoyed our dinners of scallops,crab and prawns all from a local fishery.
    Interesting attractions we visited were the One Mile Jetty-and the fantastic ice cream from a cafe there,The Shearing Hall of Fame ( see pic of how the shearers relax after a hard day !!!)and a visit to the Carnarvon Space and Technology museum. We learned how Carnarvon played an important role in support of NASA'S Gemini, Apollo and Skylab missions. It was the last station to communicate with the capsules leaving the earth orbit, and the last to make contact before splashing in the Pacific Ocean. We were able to enjoy the experience of sitting in a capsule simulator and listening to the actual countdown and blast off of Apollo 11 on its mission to land on the moon. We saw footage of what the astronauts on board saw and how they viewed our beautiful earth as they took off.
    Buzz Aldrin, from the Apollo 11 mission , followed Neil Armstrong was the second person to walk on the moon .He visited Carnarvon in 2012 and his hand prints are set in concrete for you to see and touch.
    Tomorrow we are off to the Coral coast and a much anticipated visit to Ningaloo reef - hoping the ocean temperature improves for a snorkel !
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  • Day20

    Carnarvon

    September 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Wir sind früh morgens aufgebrochen um auf dem berühmten Wochenmarkt in Carnarvon frisches Obst, das direkt von den Plantagen kommt, kaufen zu können. Allerdings hat uns das AFL Grand Final einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. Der Markt hat deshalb früher geschlossen und wir haben nur noch ein paar Bananen und Pawpaws ergattern können. Dafür haben dann Geoff und Mike das besagte Finale in einem Pub genießen können. Die West Coast Eagles haben gewonnen somit war die Stimmung im Städtchen zumindest wunderbar 😀. Abends gab es bei kühlen 20 Grad, viel Wind und etwas Regen noch Fish & Chips am Hafen.Read more

  • Day15

    Challenge today?

    June 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Nach 2 Nächten im wunderschönen Nationalpark Perron, sind wir wieder zurück in der Zivilisation. Komisch wieder mit dem Auto auf dem Asphalt zu fahren, keine Sandpiste mehr unter den Rädern zu spüren. Man benötigt auch wieder Geld, die Kreditkarte, hat aber dafür Internet, Supermärkte etc. Bis jetzt hatte jeder Tag eine Challenge. Heute wird es wohl eher ruhig, wir erwarten keine Herausforderung und lassen uns in Carnarvon auf einem Campingplatz nieder. Wir fragen uns, weshalb hier alle Häuser einen hohen Zaun haben? Die Leute fragen uns, ob wir wirklich zelten wollen, so ganz alleine? Und uns fällt auf, dass es hier nur Camper gibt. Hochverdächtig....das Ganze wird sehr unheimlich als es eindunkelt, plötzlich ist kein Mensch mehr zu sehen, und wir beschliessen sicherheitshalber in einem Motel zu übernachten. Also zusammenpacken und auf die Suche, gar nicht einfach, wir haben unsere tägliche Challenge, es hat nicht viele Möglichkeiten. Wir haben Glück. Der Portier meint beim Einchecken: Zelten? Viel zu gefährlich, das könnt ihr vergessen.😳 die Kriminalität ist hier besonders hoch! Wir sind sehr froh über unseren Entscheid!Read more

  • Day16

    Denham

    May 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    This is Australia's westernmost town close to Steep Point our most westerly point near the 26th Parallel .
    Near Denham we passed Shell Beach , which is made of densely compacted cockleshells giving it a unique white appearance near . Set up camp then went to Eagle Bluff - Cliff top views where we spotted Manta rays. Bluffed by the weather so no sunset but wind and rain !!
    Just off the coast is Dirk Hartog Island . On 25th October 1616, Dirk Hartog, the captain of a Dutch trading ship, set foot on Australian soil, and was the first recorded white man to do so.
    On the way to Monkey Mia (Mia is aboriginal for home) saw Peron Station woodshed , very old & not in use . Saw dolphin feeding then went on a catamaran cruise. Saw turtles , dugongs and sea snakes . Waters quite shallow with vast areas of sea grass , Dugongs eat about 70 kg a day.
    Finished day with biscuits , cheese and a bottle of wine as we watched the sunset.
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  • Day19

    Dampier to Carnarvon

    July 3 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We left the Pilbara and came to the Gascoyne region today. A day of contrasts - we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn - many kilometres of dry red country with splashes of purple and white. We entered Carnarvon this afternoon - banana plantations!

  • Day27

    Day 27 Carnarvon

    May 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    This morning we left Denham to arrive at Carnarvon.
    Along the way we stopped twice. The first stop was at Shell Beach. This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 70 kilometres. There is no sand, only shells! The water was twice as salty as normal seawater. If you swam out you would be more buoyant.
    The second stop was Hamelin Pool where we saw stromatolites. The Hamelin Pool stromatolites are the oldest and largest living fossils on earth. Stromatolites are considered 'living fossils', part of the Earth's evolutionary history.
    Once we arrived in Carnarvon we explored the area and got some supplies.
    Before bed we played a card game called 'Cheat', where I learnt how to cheat.
    Tomorrow we're still in Carnarvon and we will be checking out the Space and Technology Museum.
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  • Day28

    Day 28 Carnarvon

    May 11 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Today we were in Carnarvon.
    The first thing we did was go down to a local market looking for fly nets because there are so many annoying flies in the area. We sadly didn't find any fly nets!
    The next thing we did was check out the Science and Technology Space Museum. Inside we learnt about the Apollo 11 ,what it's like on the moon, and some plans for a lunar base on the moon in future. There were lots of interactive and informative displays and activities. My favourite was a simulator showing a spaceship lifting off.
    After the Science & Technology Space Museum we returned back to the caravan park to relax for the rest of the afternoon.
    Tomorrow we are planning to arrive in Quobba.
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Carnarvon, קרנרבון, CVQ, Карнарвон

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