Sunday, July 18, 2010

Big drive to get to the Maus..

We left Port Hedland quite happily and camped just 50 km out of town at a stop called Dog Rock just near the Marble Bar turn off and were quite happy to be the only people there behind an impressive rock.

 Although we were not far from the road, we couldn't hear the traffic and we had the most impressive sunset that we have had for a while. 

The kids had a great time climbing up and down the rock and playing imaginative games there for the evening and in the morning.

We left in the morning for Port Hedland again as we realised that we didn't have enough food to last for a couple of weeks and didn't want to stop in Broome to shop.  It didn't take too long and we were on the road again.  We stopped that night (a fairly windy night) at a rest stop called Stanley Rest Area and were very excited to find our friends Bubi, Line and baby Samuel there.  It was great to catch up with them for the night.  Bubi (Serbian/Danish) seems to be Matt's long lost brother he never had.   It was sad to say goodbye to them the next morning. 

Doing the toilet paper dance

We headed off to get to Quandong Point where our friends Maus and Brigitte were as Maus was turning 40 the next day (1 July) and we wanted to be there for his birthday.  On the way we dropped into and Indigenous Community, Bidyadanga, and were blown away by the most incredible art there.

On the way into Broome, the skies opened up and bucketed down on us and we saw Broome in all its glory as we filled up on fuel, water and got out of there as quickly as possible to drive the extra 50 km on dirt road to Quandong Point.

We were met with hugs and kisses by Brig and Maus with dinner cooked for us.  The sun was shining there.  Yay!  Time to relax again.  5 days of travelling, time to stop for a bit.

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