AWOL Around Australia… The Coral Coast, West Australia

March 27, 2019

Back on the road, we headed east to the North West Coastal Highway. There did appear to be the possibility of some dirt track exploring outside Kalbarri, but the station that would mean crossing had a sign on the gate saying it was shut till April – this seems to be common in WA, I […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Kalbarri National Park

March 14, 2019

Next day we took a short drive around the local area. Mostly to check out the pink lake at Hutt Lagoon, Port Gregory. There are a number of these pink lakes in Australia, in varying intensity of ‘pinkness’. Why pink? Hutt Lagoon is a pink lake, a salt lake with a red or pink hue […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Gold Fever! Part 2

Well, when I got up the fridge was only at 9 degrees. So the Thumper had probably kept it going till about an hour or so ago. The Thumper was totally discharged. So I pulled the fridge off it and ran the car for a short time to bring the fridge back down to temp, […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Gold Fever! Part 1

March 13, 2019

After a good couple of weeks on various parts of the WA coast, we were ready for a change of scenery. Time for some red dirt action! We had coughed up ($50!) for a caravan park at Dongara for our last night on the coast. Being able to camp on grass, whilst also having power […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Starting The Push North.

March 4, 2019

Time came to move on. As I said, I had been wanting to head up through the goldfields and mining districts. Taking the Holland Track, up to Kalgoorlie and some lonely dirt roading across to the coast north of Perth. However there wasn’t a day for the next week where the temperature didn’t start with […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Beach bums. Part 2

March 3, 2019

So two nights at Mungliginup Beach and it was time to move on. Back to Esperance for some fuel and some weather checking whilst the phone service was good. My initial plan to head up through the WA goldfields from here was scuppered by temperatures ranging from 35-45 degs C (95-115F) over the next week. […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Beach bums. Part 1.

March 1, 2019

Being this far west was doing our body clock in, relative to the time of day. The sun wasn’t setting till 8.30/9ish at night, and wasn’t rising till 0730. Anyway, sunrise over camp. Mister Rollo patiently waiting for his breakfast. At the border you have to hand over any fresh fruit, etc. We’d consumed everything […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Across The Bight, The Long Way. Part 2.

Some time that night, N woke me up. There’s someone coming, driving up the beach… Not overly concerned, but knowing she is a bit of a worry wart I got out to investigate. Having a little chuckle I assured her that it would be a while before they got here, and then pulling back the […]

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AWOL Around Australia… Across The Bight, The Long Way. Part 1.

February 19, 2019

Just following our noses… A few sandy sections around the back of the salt lake, in front of the sand dunes. However as I’m lazy I just hit them with a bit more momentum rather than let my tyres down further. Then the track headed up into the dunes. Down went the tyres. Getting soft […]

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AWOL Around Australia… The Eyre Peninsula. Part 2.

So, we followed the cliff track further north, in the end it just looped back around to the campsite. We pushed on down the bitumen to Coffin Bay. This Oyster farming community is always worth a visit. One it is the gateway to the Coffin Bay Nation Park, that we explored back in 2016. https://overland.kinja.com/playing-in-the-sand-1763976399 […]

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