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Wild Flowers From The North & Quick Message From Broome. Travel Story within.

Wild Flowers From The North & Quick Message From Broome. Travel Story within.

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John Moore


Free Member, Karratha

Wild Flowers From The North & Quick Message From Broome. Travel Story within.

The flowers are from the outback, from left to right, A Grevilia and A Stuart Desert Pea.
Hello to you all, we are about to disembark on the next leg of our journey, some 860 kilometres east, from Karratha in the Pilbara to Broome in the Kimberly’s.
The alarm woke us up at 3am for the final packing before we headed off for a meeting with Mr. Greyhound, at the town centre.
We left the mining lease at 4.15am; and headed off for Karratha once more.
Soon the sun began peeping its head over the rugged horizon.
At the hour of 6am, I rushed into The Big Mac Store for some junk food and coffee, before the bus arrived.
Our first stop for those who have travelled this route was the colourful town of Roebourne.
The tiny town is rich is early West Australian History, where the Japanese were involved in pearling in the area whilst the Chinese were gold prospecting.
The town still has some remaining buildings that were build by the British settlers, but it is now home to mostly Aboriginals folks.
We then stopped at South Hedland, followed by Port Hedland.
Our lunch break stop was at the remote Pardou station, Sandfire was hit by the last cyclone and only half the roadhouse remains.
The long and arduous trip sees us at Broome 7.30pm, the weather unlike Thailand’s weather at this time of the year, hot and muggy.
Hopping into bed was absolute heaven, two seconds and I was in the land of slumber.
Next morning after a typical Aussie smoko (a 10am smoke and coffee break) a meat pie and soft drink, it goes down well after the roadhouse tucker along the way.
We then hopped on a bus to Cable Beach to lazed around for the day.
This morning we are going to spend some time shopping and relaxing as we are off on the third leg of our journey tonight, this is a very long trip of over 2000 kilometres to Darwin.
Once there, I hope to answer all the comments posted to me.
I hope to get a connection today to upload this message and maybe a photo.
Good luck and god bless you all, my friends.
I am missing the communication with you all.

Walkabout-John.

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