Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's Not All Beer and Skittles

Welcome to the beautiful Kimberley - Not!!!

Thursday, 30th May 2013

We left Cape Keraudren (in a big hurry) and headed further north. We arrived at Stanley, a rest area about 100 kms north of Sandfire. Very few people there and we got a nice spot well away from the "day" area (to avoid the lunchtime blow-ins") and set up for a few days.

First, one of the roof cables let go while we were winding the roof up. No worries, I've taken to carrying a prop of just the right length for when this happens.

First day, great, managed to get the Penguin aired out and hopefully got rid of most of the sandflies.

Second day, blew a gale all day and all night and that kept up non-stop for three days. I haven't fixed the awning completely, so it started to blow off the van.

After the third day, the wind dropped and the rain came in. We didn't get all that much at Stanley, maybe 1 or 2 inches, but Broome got almost 5 inches and Roebuck got 7.

Finally, after 10 days the weather fined up and we headed further north.

Stopped in at Goldwire for a look but it was filled up already at 11 in the morning. We are getting a bit low on some essentials, so we headed for Roebuck to do some shopping and fill up with water and booze.

Sunday, 16th June 2013

The caravan park at Roebuck roadhouse is quite nice, and a lot cheaper than in Broome, but it is a bit of a bugger driving 33 kms each way into Broome when you need something, it can be very bloody noisy at times and besides, too many people around, we prefer to have a place to ourselves most of the time.

We are off again tomorrow, heading for Kununurra via the Gibb River Road and we probably won't be back in mobile coverage for about 6 weeks, so ......

See you soon
Mike and Anne

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