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Archive for September 8, 2011

Denham –Shark Bay

5 weeks today since we left and over 8000kms. Wow! It seems that all we did today was drive, drive, drive with stops for driver changes sprinkled in. I was looking forward to some bananas from Carnarvon but it didn’t happen, we were through the parts where they grow before we knew it and didn’t want to backtrack so the bananas will be for another day. I did have a muffin in a Banana Boat with ice-cream though, I’ll bet you’ve never had that!

Will I ever be satisfied? Hot, hot, hot before now I’m cold! No fancy obelisk or anything when we passed through the Tropic of Capricorn, just a boring sign.

We arrived in Denham which is on Shark Bay but the names seem interchangeable eg. You get your permit for Monkey Mia from the Information Centre in Shark Bay when it’s in the middle of the town of Denham. I was surprised to see that someone had named a boat after Alex, pity they couldn’t spell it correctly! There seem to be lots of things to visit around here so after we go to Monkey Mia tomorrow we’ll check some out. The Caravan Park is is very stark and the wind has kept up so tonight I’m computing inside the Camper using the fridge and step stool as my furniture.

Some silly bugger is tormenting me by twanging the elastic which retracts the canvas, apparently one twangs much better than the other. Agggghhhhhhhh!

Beautiful tree in Carnarvon

Closer look at the flowers.

A very rotund lizard, maybe in the maternity suite.

The boat they named after Alex.