Monday, 17th June 2013
We are still trying to get used to the Western Australian time zone. We were awake very early (Western Australian time) and left before 8am.
Soon we were approaching the Tjukayirla Roadhouse where we filled up with diesel and enjoyed their special ‘Steak sandwich with chips and salad’. This is a very tidy roadhouse with spotless toilets. They have an internet site giving current fuel prices and road conditions as well as weather information. At the time of our visit diesel was $2.25. Their facebook site is also an interesting read, giving some insights into the life of the couple that runs the roadhouse.
Next stop once again a way-finder geocache site ‘White Cross‘. While Val and I searched for the cache, the rest went up to the white cross.
The first cache I found was an Angel Cache where somebody had placed a new cache as they could not find the original cache and assumed that it had gone missing. Not far from it, I noticed these rocks that looked out of place. Sure enough, I found the original cache. I was uncertain how we should deal with this situation. Val decided to put a note into the Angel Cache that the original cache still existed and was near by.
We stopped at a nice camp ground, Minnie Creek Rest Area [CAW6
WA #702]. For the first time on this trip with our friends I dug the fire pit and lit and maintained the fire. Quite pleased with myself and how the fire went. We met another Kedron caravan couple, Phillip and Gae, from Queensland and enjoyed an evening in their company.