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The Eighty Mile Beach

Port Hedland, Australia

We left Broome after a terrific time at the PCYC but it was time to move. We made some new friends Paul, Lisa, Grace and Eden, who are from Sydney and are travelling around Australia for twelve months, we went for a swim with them at their caravan park. Caitlin also organised a Teddy Bear Picnic as part of her School project and they all met us for the picnic at the market which was fun. Glenn organised Teddy Bear Biscuits, marshmallows and soft drink - fairly civilised by Glenn's standards. We stopped at a road side stop over night and then headed for the Sand Fire Road house where we were hoping for an icypole as it was over 30degrees and very dry. Unfortunately the roadhouse had burned down only three months ago and there was not much to buy from a makeshift ATCO. We refuelled and camped at the Eighty MIle Beach for the night. It was spectacular and Caitlin and Glenn collected heaps of shells- very beautiful big and small.
The next day we travelled to Pardoo Road house about 150km and then turned off to Cape Cardue Coastal Reserve which is a State run park. When we checked in with the ranger and were given all the rules he advised us that all shells in WA are protected. I confessed to him that we had collected some at the last beach as there were no signs to warn against it. We obviously did not collect any at the Coastal reserve and the ones there were bigger and better!!! We loved this place and camped with postcard beach views for three nights. Lots of walking and swimming and also plenty of school work. It was very relaxing but we were off after three nights. It is always difficult to leave a place as we fall in love with most places we stay but we have to keep moving and a shower was calling us.

permalink written by  michelle62 on July 29, 2007 from Port Hedland, Australia
from the travel blog: Travelling around Australia
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4/5's of the James Family have been planning to go on a trip around Australia for a number of years. We now have the vehicle which we are having modified and we hope to leave late April 2007

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