Today was the first of many when I get to travel on my own. The trip started totally uneventful as the first part was Karratha to Point Samson to check out the beach. The rocks along the foreshore are so very different to what I’ve seen before. They are black and you can see all the different layers. It was lovely to just wander and take a few happy snaps. As I sat checking out the rock pools a loud scuffle came from right behind me and I nearly had a heart attack as two rather large crabs went scurrying past. The next stop was an old mining town call Cossack. The old bluestone buildings were lovely and the added bonus was an art exhibition taking pace at the moment. Indigenous art, portraits and modern abstracts were there right alongside the red dirt camera clubs photography.
After checking out the sights it was onwards to Port Hedland. The adventure of driving in the Pilbara is like nothing else. Where else would you see dead cows on the side of the road, So many hawks of all varieties circling and floating on the thermals but the biggest hazard I found today where the trucks. The mining trucks being transported from place to place. Pulling over to the side of the road to let them pass then being stuck behind an even bigger one for 45 minutes and then having to pass it two wheels on the bitumen and two in the gravel. Glad to pass it safely. There wont be much time to check out Port Hedland as it’s a quick overnight stay before heading to Newman but the sunset over the ocean was absolutely beautiful tonight and a great way to end the day.
The only other adventure was trying to locate the beep happening in my accommodation. It sounded like a smoke detector with a flat battery, so a change of battery and 10 minutes later it happened again. Watching the owners trying to locate the source of annoyance was amusing, tracked down to be the washing machine so it was unplugged and haven’t heard beep since
So for tonight its goodnight as tomorrow is a travel day towards the next destination of Newman. Adventure awaits at Tom Price and Karijini over the next few days. So stay tuned as the adventure continues