Published: June 10th 2012June 10th 2012
Sunday June 10th
It was a windy night and with the dawn came heavy, soaking rain. Just in time for us to pack up for the long drive to Tom Price. This situation is when one of the "cons" of camper trailers vs caravans beomes apparent - the camper trailer has a lot of openings during the packing process and rain can get in. Anyway Mike and I trudged around in the mud, in dripping raincoats, and packed it all up. A short stop in Exmouth for some shopping and we headed off. The rain varied from torrential to drizzling.
Stopped for lunch at Nanutarra roadhouse, in torrential rain. Red slippery mud everywhere! Paid $20 for four drinks (two of them little juice boxes) and a pack of lifesavers... no prices marked, guess if you have to ask you can't afford it. The frogs came out to enjoy the rain, and we also saw several bush turkeys.
The Nanutarra to Wittenoom road was very pleasant, more of a drizzle than pouring rain at this point. We had the road almost to ourselves and enjoyed the scenic rocky hills, trees and yellow spinifex. We're camped at Tom Price Tourist and Caravan Park. Took the opportunity to do some washing, but that may have been a bit optimistic of me given the heavy rain seems to have followed us here and the caravan park does not provide any driers (although peak tourist season is winter - go figure).