Trip 8, days 10 to 12 – More sightseeing and return to civilisation

The last few days of our trip were spent relaxing and sightseeing.

On Monday we took the yak up to Gladstone which is a small camp area off the Gt Northern Hwy.  Nice little area but very basic facilities. We were hoping to see more Dungongs as this is a breeding/feeding area but despite several hours of yakking no dugongs made an appearance.

Tuesday was more sightseeing, this time doing all of the lookouts between Hamelin Station and Denham, so: Eagle Bluff, Fowlers Camp, Whalebone Bay, Gouletts Bluff, Nanga Resort (not), Shell Beach and the Stromatolites.  Nice day with plenty to see and enjoy however was really topped off by the burger and beer at the Hamelin Bay Caravan Park (just around the corner from the Hamelin Station Caravan Park where we were staying).  Jules had read about the great burgers on WikiCamps and it didn’t let us down.  Well recommended and the best bit you can buy a beer to enjoy with the burger.

Wednesday saw us driving back down the bitumen home with the only excitement being pulled over by a roadside fisheries check (we weren’t packing any fish so all good).

Jules and the yak at Gladstone.

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A working windmill water pump

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The Stromatilites

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One of the lookouts

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Australia mate… Emu’s strolling down the beach

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The Prado at Whalebone Bay, this is where we realised that our front number plate had rattled off during our drive out to Steep Point the day before and note the broken UHF antenna on the bull bar…

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The beautiful and endless white shells at Shell Beach

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The best burger between Geraldton and Carnarvon.  From the Hamelin Bay Caravan Park

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The old (spoilt) cat at Hamelin Bay Caravan Park

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