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Wandoan Show 2017 – Part 4

On Monday, a full program was provided for those who wished to participate. In the morning a bus trip to Possum Park, originally a WWII ammunition bunker which has now been converted to a cabin and caravan park while retaining … Continue reading

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Wandoan Show 2017 – Part 3

Following an ecumenical church service at the Juandah Historical Village, we were treated to a camp oven lunch prepared and cooked by members of the Juandah Historical Society. The fires were lit at 3.30am so that the coals would be … Continue reading

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Wandoan Show 2017 – Part 2

Friday was the first official day of the two day Show and Erich was out early to capture photos of some the local birds. Apostle bird Female Red-rumped Parrot Varigated Fairy-Wren Indian (Common) Myna Jacky Winter We headed out to … Continue reading

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Wandoan Show 2017 – Part 1

Our first trip for this year was a week away at the small country town of Wandoan as part of a group of fellow residents of RV Homebase to attend the annual “Show”. The founder of RV Homebase began this … Continue reading

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Lithium (LiFePo4) batteries

My LiFePo4 post from 2013 (https://nussbaumerweb.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/lithium-lifepo4-batteries/) on this blog still receives a lot of views. More than 3 years later it is seriously out of date. For a starter, the Kedron was sold together with the LiFePo4 batteries back in … Continue reading

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Days 114-122 – Heading for Home – Elliott NT to Maryborough Qld

22nd September, 2016. Elliott to Wonarah Bore Longreach Waterhole was the last of our multi-night camps as the weather was now too hot for us to linger in the north. Lawn Hill and Porcupine Gorge will have to wait for … Continue reading

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Days 111-113 – Longreach Waterhole NT

19th – 21st September, 2016. Following very heavy rain overnight, we had a rather messy time packing up in the morning to move on. We had been greatly anticipating our stop over at Longreach Waterhole, just west of Elliott on … Continue reading

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Days 108-110 – Bitter Springs

16th – 18th September, 2016. We had been tracking our mail forwarded from RV Homebase and expected that it would be in Katherine when we passed through on Friday. The Express Post article had been scanned through Winnellie NT sorting … Continue reading

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Days 106-107 – Sullivan Creek Rest Area

14th -15th September, 2016. Our drive out of Keep River NP was a little easier than our drive in as our tyres were cold and therefore had significantly lower pressure. Still we took it easy just to be sure. We … Continue reading

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Days 104-106 – Keep River National Park

12th – 13th September, 2016. On the road again and heading for the WA/NT border, we stopped briefly in Kununurra to restock the larder and refuel and then we were in the Northern Territory again. Last year we passed the … Continue reading

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Days 102-103 – Purnululu National Park aka The Bungle Bungles

10th-11th September, 2016. Today our destination is Spring Creek Rest Area on the Great Northern Highway about 500m south of the entrance to the Bungle Bungles access road. We had been debating whether it was too hot to attempt the … Continue reading

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Days 95-97 – Heading back to Broome

3rd-5th September, 2016. Having left Dampier early, we were soon back on the North West Coastal Highway heading towards Port Hedland. The roadworks that had been in place when we headed south from Port Hedland at the intersection with the … Continue reading

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Day 101 – Ngumban Cliff Rest Area

9th September, 2016. We got away in good time from Broome’s Gateway on Friday morning but not before Erich took a few last photos. Today we planned to go to Fitzroy Crossing to check out the Geikie Gorge boat tour. … Continue reading

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Days 98-100 – Broome for the third time

6th-8th September, 2016. Well here we were again, back in Broome for the third time! We honestly thought when we left last time that we would not return again but it was 10,000kms of travel since our last vehicle service … Continue reading

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Day 93 – Millstream-Chichester National Park

1st September, 2016. Instead of taking the van down to the Millstream campground, we decided to make our visit a day trip from Dampier. It was around 100kms of good sealed road before we turned on to gravel to head … Continue reading

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Days 91-94 – Dampier and surrounds 2

2nd September, 2016. We decided to make a day trip to the towns of Point Samson, Cossack and Roebourne and to include some Geocaching along the way. It started out a beautiful morning for Erich’s walk by the bay. The … Continue reading

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Days 91-94 – Dampier and surrounds 1

30th August – 2nd September, 2016. Leaving Cape Range National Park, we retraced our route to Exmouth where we collected our mail, restocked with groceries, filled our tanks with water at the Information Centre and refuelled before heading back down … Continue reading

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Days 88-90 – Cape Range National Park

27th-29th August, 2016. The day finally arrived when we could book in to our camp site at Kurrajong in the Cape Range National Park. We got away early from Minilya after fuelling up at the roadhouse and began the drive … Continue reading

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Days 86 & 87 – Minilya Rest Area

25th & 26th August, 2016. Our original plan had been to retrace our steps from Mt Augustus past Kennedy Range, back to Gascoyne Junction and then to Carnarvon to do our restocking. However, on consulting the map we decided it … Continue reading

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Days 84 & 85 – Mt Augustus National Park

23rd & 24th August, 2016. We had been in two minds about whether to visit Mt Augustus National Park or not. I had not been able to find out much about what there was to do until we got to … Continue reading

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Days 81-83 – Kennedy Range National Park

20th-22nd August, 2016. We headed north from Wooramel Station to the intersection where the North West Coastal Highway meets the Carnarvon to Gascoyne Junction road approximately 6km east of the coastal town of Carnarvon. There was a convenient fuel depot … Continue reading

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Day 80 – Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

19th August, 2016. Leaving Kalbarri, we drove east towards the North West Coastal Highway which would take us north to Carnarvon from there we would head further east towards the Kennedy Ranges National Park. We had already decided not to … Continue reading

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Days 76-79 – Kalbarri River Gorges

16th August, 2016. With a beautiful day in the offing, we decided to visit all the river gorges in the National Park, starting with those farthest away and work our way back towards town. First was Hawks Head with an … Continue reading

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Days 76-79 – Kalbarri Coast 2

We spent our second day in Kalbarri NP exploring the river gorges, the third day was rainy and windy all day so on our final day which was windy but fine, we decided to return to complete the coast walks. … Continue reading

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Days 76-79 – Kalbarri Coast 1

15th-18th August, 2016 There is no free camping in Kalbarri and, as we like to be flexible in our travelling, we rarely book ahead unless there is no other option. Arriving at a caravan park recommended to us, we found … Continue reading

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Day 76 – Northampton WA

15th August, 2016. We said our farewells to Bev and Frans again as they were moving on to follow the wildflowers while we were finally heading to Geraldton to collect my long awaited glasses. For our last evening together we … Continue reading

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Days 71 & 72 – Three Springs

10th & 11th August, 2016. We parted company with Bev and Frans as they were going to Dongara to have their vehicle serviced and, as we were still waiting for my new glasses to arrive in Geraldton, we headed further … Continue reading

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Day 69 – The Pinnacles

8th August, 2016. During our stay at Lake Indoon we decided to make a day trip south to The Pinnacles which Erich last visited with his father in the early 1980s. It is quite a stunning natural phenomenon formed by … Continue reading

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Days 67-70 – Lake Indoon

6th-9th August, 2016. It was just a short drive from Cliff Head to Lake Indoon and we were lucky to find a good campsite to fit both rigs right above the lake shore. Our first sighting of a Fan Tailed … Continue reading

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Days 65 & 66 – Cliff Head

4th-5th August, 2016. Unfortunately, as predicted, light rain began falling overnight. By morning there had been an exodus of other campers leaving just us, Bev and Frans and people in a camper trailer. We debated whether to chance staying but … Continue reading

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Day 64 – Coalseam Conservation Park

3rd August, 2016. Leaving Mullewa and turning on to the road leading to Mingenew, we found another exhibit on the Art Drive Mid West route. Recycled old tyres made to look like teacups filled with wildflowers not yet in bloom. … Continue reading

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Day 63 – Mullewa Last Impressions

2nd August, 2016. There was not much left for us to see around Mullewa but Erich photographed a few of the buildings and then we went for another drive out to have a look at the Wreath Flowers north of … Continue reading

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Day 62 – Mullewa Day Trip

1st August, 2016. There are a number of interesting walks and drives that can be taken from Mullewa and we chose to do two of them that day. But first Erich was out early for his “oil pulling” walk. It … Continue reading

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Day 61 – Mullewa Wildflower Trail

31st July, 2016. The day started out nice and sunny with a gentle breeze, perfect for doing the washing, or so I, and a number of other people at the caravan thought. Within an hour, the rains came along with … Continue reading

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Day 60 – Geraldton

30th July, 2016. As it appeared that my glasses cannot be repaired, we drove back to Geraldton to organise a new pair at OPSM. For once it was a quick procedure with my prescription being available on their central database … Continue reading

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Day 59 – Mullewa

29th July, 2016. Today’s mission was to locate the unique Wreath Flower. The Visitor Centre in Mullewa had given us directions to their location north of Pindar, an abandoned town some 30kms west of Mullewa. Before we got to the … Continue reading

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Day 55 – Sandstone

25th July, 2016. Having heard what a nice town Sandstone is we decided to take a day trip there from Cue taking the short route of 103kms of quite good dirt road, with just a few areas of washouts along … Continue reading

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Day 54 – Walga Rock & Big Bell Ghost town

24th July, 2016. There is quite a bit to see in the area around Cue with Walga (known as Walgahna to the Indigenous people) Rock and Big Bell township being among the more notable. Our first stop was the ghost … Continue reading

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Days 53-56 – Cue and surrounds

23rd-26th July, 2016. We had only a very short drive of 20kms from Lake Nallan to our next stop at the town of Cue. We had heard great reports about this Council owned park and it did not disappoint with … Continue reading

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Day 51 – Lake Nallan

21st-22nd July, 2016. We had heard about Lake Nallan from friends who had camped there around 6 weeks earlier. At that time there was no water in the lake but they enjoyed their stay nevertheless. Luckily for us there had … Continue reading

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Day 50 – Gascoyne River Middle Branch

20th July, 2016. After leaving Karijini National Park, we headed south east to the mining town of Newman where we planned to fuel up and stock up on groceries. There was nothing very remarkable about the town and we took … Continue reading

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Day 49 – Karijini National Park Day 5

19th July, 2016. Our last day in Karijini and it was a lovely day. Erich’s morning walk. And finally a great shot of Circular Pool with no shadows. We decided today would be the day to do the Dales Gorge … Continue reading

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Day 48 – Karijini National Park Day 4

18th July, 2016. Today was declared to be washing day as we were a bit “gorged-out” at this stage and my thigh muscles were protesting at being overworked. All the photos were taken within walking distance from camp. Zebra Finches. … Continue reading

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Day 47 – Karijini National Park Day 3

17th July, 2016. Today we decided to explore more of the gorges on the other side of the National Park but first Erich went for an early walk to try to capture Circular Pool in good light. Unfortunately the shadows … Continue reading

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Day 46 – Karijini National Park Day 2

16th July, 2016. We packed lunch and set off on the approximately 110km drive to Hamersley Gorge. The rock formations pictured below were very common along Karijini Drive and I had tried to photograph them from the car yesterday but … Continue reading

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Day 45 – Karijini National Park Day 1

15th July, 2016. It was a quick run down the highway to the turnoff towards Karijini National Park where we arrived at around 9.30am. There were a few vans queued ahead of us checking in with the Camp Hosts but … Continue reading

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Day 44 – Albert Tognolini Rest Area

14th July, 2016. We are gradually getting closer to our planned stay at Karijini National Park but, as it is still school holidays, we are taking our time in the hope it will not be too crowded when we arrive. … Continue reading

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Days 41-43 – Indee Station Stay

11th – 13th July, 2016. Our week at 80 Mile Beach was at an end so we headed off to Port Hedland to replenish supplies before heading south east to Indee Station. As we planned to stay for 3 nights, … Continue reading

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Days 34-40 – 80 Mile Beach

4th – 10th July, 2016. Originally we had thought of staying at Barn Hill Station after leaving Broome’s Gateway, however School Holidays put paid to that idea. Apparently the unpowered area at Barn Hill is huge. Nevertheless it was completely … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 9

1st July, 2016. It’s with mixed feelings that we greet the day. On the one hand, our last day aboard Odyssey but on the other hand an exciting day ahead with a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls landing at Mitchell … Continue reading

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