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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.

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.

Comments 26

  • Wilhelm H. 08/13/2007 1:03

    wonderful flowers and a good capture
    Regards Wilhelm
  • Kerstin Jung 08/12/2007 18:32

    Really nice photos of two exotic flowers. Nice colors.
    Greetings Kerstin
  • Aussie 08/10/2007 17:30

    Hey John,

    a very nice Stuart Desert Pea. I love them. We saw so many at Ningaloo Reef and of course south of Port Hedland on our way to Karajini.

    I think I'll spend my weekend with your pictures.
    G'day

    Aussie

  • JVision 08/05/2007 15:24

    It is always a pleasure to read your travel storys John. The flowers look faszinating with the form and colors. You are really blessed to have the opportunity to see all the beautiful places.
    Greetings
    Jutta
  • Anna C. Heling 08/04/2007 1:28

    wow, very nice... wonderful!
    eine gut nacht und lg. claudia
  • Claudia Lotz 08/03/2007 22:41

    Hey John,
    i have never seen that.
    Nice Pictures!
    Greetings
    Claudia
  • Dragomir Vukovic 08/03/2007 19:38

    beautiful
  • Véronique Soulier 08/03/2007 19:16

    Wonderful flowers and story.. bye VS
  • Wolfgang Kölln 08/02/2007 19:38

    Amazing story, as always, John! And two very nice and colorful pictures!
    Cheers Wolfgang
  • Thomas Koetzsch 08/02/2007 9:56

    Excellent story and I really love the colours.
    Enjoy your trip!
    Thomas
  • Tom McAlexander 08/02/2007 8:56

    You make me tired trying to keep up with you. Glad you get to post a few of these beauties on the way.
    Aloha
    Tom
  • KasiaD 08/01/2007 20:39

    John, I am always amazed by your travels, and love popping in to read about them. And then there are your amazing photos on top. Great composition of these exotic flowers.
    Kathryn
  • Helga Broel 08/01/2007 19:33

    Hi John!
    Fantastic collage..
    beautiful flowers...
    i love the Stuart Desert Pea (Rumesblume)
    many greetings, Helga
  • Anca Silvia B. 08/01/2007 13:40

    Hi John!
    Wonderful pics.
    Glad to hear from you!
    Cheers,Anca
  • Peter Mertz 08/01/2007 13:32

    wonderful compostion of these exotic plants,
    I like that mate :-)
  • Tanjung-Pinang 08/01/2007 12:10

    A very interesting story.
    Have a good journey and many greetings
    to Darwin.
    br monika
  • Bogie 08/01/2007 11:49

    Hi John,
    as always a remarkable story and a picture of ravishing beauty! Have a save trip and God bless you...Norbert
  • CsomorLászló 08/01/2007 11:25

    *****
  • 2 little stars 08/01/2007 11:22

    Hi John,
    fine to see a sign of live from you -
    and what a lovely sign!
    You have a very close relationship with Mr. Greyhound, haven't you? ;-)
    Have a nice trip to Darwin
    greetz Christel

  • Alexandra Baltog 08/01/2007 10:37

    beautiful picture..wonderful flowers...
    I wish you a great trip...
    Alex
  • Leo_nid 08/01/2007 10:33

    Definitely eye catching
    Take care
    L
  • ooO MinOuche Ooo 08/01/2007 9:54

    Beautiful Flowers John ! I wish you a nice trip and wonderful impressions...take care of you! :-)

    Greetings Minouche
  • Aniko Mocher 08/01/2007 9:52

    Hey John!Very lovely flowers with fantastic colors andunique looking details.
    So it's time for some travels in your home country then?! Take care of yourself out there...
    br,
    Anikó
  • Cees Kuijs 08/01/2007 9:40

    What a rare flowers to me, John. Never saw them before. Well presented.
    Have a good journey !!
    Greetings, Cees
  • Hartmut Schulz 08/01/2007 9:34

    Sehr schöne Blumen zeigst Du hier.
    Gruß Hartmut