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Day 11

Halls Creek

sunny 32 °C

The drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek was easy and to some degree, boring. Apart from a handful of photo “ops”, it was mainly straight and flat. There was a noticable increase in traffic heading south probably because of school holidays which started Friday just gone.

Halls Creek has a population of 4000 compared to Fitzroy crossing’s 1500, but town size and infrastructure really don’t reflect that.

Our original plan was to spend 2 nights here so we could drive out to Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater. However, because of flight availability, and economics of driving, we have extended our stay to 4 nights and doing a combined flight to the crater and the Bungle Bungles on Wednesday. This will allow us to drive through to Kununurra on Thursday, the halfway point of this trip.

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Day 10 (2)

Gieke Gorge

sunny 31 °C

Gieke Gorge was a disappointment in that it was not accessible. We got as far as the car park and that was about it.

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Day 9 and 10

Fitzroy Crossing

sunny 35 °C

What a great place this town is, although I doubt I could live here permanently.

The drive here from Broome (400 KM) was uneventful and the only establishment we went past or through was Wallare Bridge. It was nicer than Nanutarra, but still not great.

Roads have been good. Maybe QLD and NSW should take a look at how WA builds roads that last, even through floods.

We are staying at Fitzroy Crossing Lodge http://www.fitzroyriverlodge.com.au/index.site.home.1.html and is fantastic. The website shows you as it is, not as they want you to see it. Food is great, staff are great.

The only downside out in this part of the world is lack of wifi coverage. In a nutshell, it is pathetic, and of course only Telstra. However, their actual coverage is nowhere near the claimed coverage. The only coverage between Broome and the Crossing is from station hotspots it seems.

Of course there are plenty of indigenous in the area but they are no problem at all. A good police presence as well, which helps.

On the move again tomorrow to Halls Creek, another famous old WA town.

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Day 8

Last night in Broome.

sunny 36 °C

Our last day in Paradise has been very hot and humid, so activities were minimal. Main activity was preparing for the next leg of the trip.

Tomorrow (Friday) we leave Broome for Fitzroy Crossing, a drive of 400Km.

Hopefully the road to Tunnel Creek will be open so we can divert (an additional 140KM) on the way.

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Day 6

Today's entertainment

sunny 35 °C

Today's entertainment was the cops chasing down indigenous cousins and confiscating their cartons.

The cops put confiscated cartons of cans on the roadway and drive over them with their 4X4. What one should not do is stand close to the said carton when being driven over. The cop standing close to this said carton was showered in beer when the cans burst.

In addition, the language used by some of the gins was colourful.

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