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May 23rd 2007
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Angus makes friends with locals
Hi all
Yay! (sort of) - Civilisation!- (sort of). Being very bad eggs, we sat in the van in Pt Hedland wondering what our next move should be. A strange kind of panic had gripped us as we realised that we really only have another month before we have to turn south again. Deciding NOT to panic, we left Pt Hedland and drove to Eighty Mile Beach for 2 nights R&R and what a good decision this turned out to be. This is the midway point between PtH and Broome. We had had lots of mixed reports about the potential of other stopping points along what has to be the most boring piece of road in the country(and that includes the Nullabour which was by contrast quite entertaining). The only place to stay here is at the EMB Caravan Park and Mike took some convincing that this would be ok as he is keen to spend more time bush. This turned out to be the friendliest place we have stayed with lots of folk happy to chat on the beach and in the park. There is very little to do but fish high tide once a day and watch the
Circular Pool, Karijini NPCircular Pool, Karijini NPCircular Pool, Karijini NP

Mike and Angus swimming in the 'george'
sunset in the evening - just what we needed.

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Weano Gorge, Karijini NP

Angus and Steph take a dip

24th May 2007

Looks fabulous, but more importantly, what's the coffee like?
24th May 2007

Well Eino, as you would know from the several SMS messages I have sent you, that the coffee, generally, is excellent! Strike rate is 6 good 1 dodgy. The Latte Tour of WA will continue shortly, but not sure how many coffee shops there are up the Gibb River Road :)
24th May 2007

Hello Walters tribe - you really are having the trip of a lifetime! Thanks for all the pics and diary notes. Tammy, Emily and I are off to the UK for 3 weeks to visit my folks, so we'll see what you've been up to when I get back. Safe travels! Rgds JB

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