Once again this morning we said our goodbyes to Hilary and Steve who are staying one more night in Carnarvon, and we are looking forward to spending a weekend together at Dwellingup in the near future:).
Monday morning the four of us left Barradale campsite about the same time, both heading for Carnarvon, but different caravan parks as Hilary and Steve were unable to book a site at Winterson Caravan Park and decided to try the Big 4 right on the junction of North West Highway and Robinson Street.
Our nearest neighbour at Beasley River, Hilary and Steve, said goodbye about 8.30am and we departed about 30 minutes later. Our drive today included passing Paulsen’s Mine, House Creek campsite, which looked OK, a bit small and very dusty! A lot of cows with their newborn calves, grazing on the station lands and wildflowers, yellow, pink, purple and white, starting to bloom, everywhere.
From Tom Price we drove to Paraburdoo where we parked at the shopping centre and went for a walk around the town. Then it was back on the road heading to Beasley River (Camps 7, 382) where we planned to camp for 2 nights.
The night temperatures are still very low; 2°C. The Dingoes were in a pack this time, howling, bidding us goodbye!? Derick got up to make sure he had packed away our rubbish bag and I guarantee the minute he was back inside the pack ran past our van. Talk about eerie!
Deb and Warwick said their goodbyes early this morning, heading to Tom Price for a few days then out to Dales Gorge, Karijini, where we may just see them one more time.
The road northbound out of Newman is one loooonnng slow climb toward Port Hedland. Even we could pass the road trains and trucks as they lumbered up the incline, instead of the other way round?!