Author Archives: Chris Desmond

Australia, Broome, 06 – 12 July 2020

Eighty Mile Beach to Broome, a few kilometres on the dirt to get to Highway 1 and then cruise control for 3:40 hours, arrived in Broome at 12:00, first stop was a 12 volt shop to get some parts to … Continue reading

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Australia, Eighty Mile Beach MP, 03 – 05 July 2020

Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park – I thought I would spend a few days in this remote location relaxing, wrong! It turned out to be a Caravan Park with 150 sites and it was quite full, being a weekend and … Continue reading

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Australia, Port Hedland, 29 June – 02 July 2020

Port Hedland – the highest tonnage port in Australia, mainly iron ore. It used to be the main town but due to red dust pollution South Hedland was built 18 km inland and the majority of people live there now. … Continue reading

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Australia, Millstream to South Hedland, 29 June 2020

I slept in the front seat of my vehicle, couldn’t be bothered putting up the tent for one night only, therefore I was able to wake up and depart at 0655, the same as I did at Steep Point. The … Continue reading

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Australia, Millstream National Park, 28 June 2020

In order to get to the Millstream National Park you have to travel down private roads owned by the Rio Tinto Mining Company. And before they allow you to travel on these Rail Access Roads you must first watch a series … Continue reading

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Australia, Tom Price, 24 – 27 June 2020

Tom Price is a mining town and is surrounded by iron ore mines. I used it as a base to visit Karijini National Park. All the National Parks have a $15 entry fee per vehicle, $10 for Seniors, I have … Continue reading

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Australia, Mt.Augustus to Tom Price, 24 June 2020

This was a drive into the unknown, I asked around and checked Main Roads and Google Maps but could not get consistent information on the route. Anyway I set off and very quickly saw that the Gmaps route 297 km … Continue reading

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Australia, Mt.Augustus, 21 – 23 June 2020

The drive from Gascoyne Junction to Mt.Augustus was the most interesting so far, winding dirt roads, a few corrugations, many Dips, Floodways and a few dry river crossings added to the fun. Mainly a good graded surface sometimes not so … Continue reading

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Australia, Gascoyne Junction, 19 – 20 June 2020

Carnarvon to Gascoyne Junction 175 km on a good paved road but after this it will be all dirt roads, we are in the outback now.   Gascoyne Junction – population 149, a one roadhouse town and they have a … Continue reading

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Australia, Carnarvon, 16 – 18 June 2020

Steep Point to Carnarvon, after the first 30 km of the sand track an easy drive in fine weather. Carnarvon – population 4,400, the biggest town in this area, famous for its Bananas and Mangoes. It has a Woolworths, Repco, … Continue reading

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