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Port Hedland, Roebourne, Wickham

whim creek cockatoo

After 80 Mile Beach I met up with an old mate working FIFO in Port Hedland. I call him ol’ mate, also known as Hong, and he has made many appearances on previous posts, usually attempting to catch fish. This time we caught some trevally fishing off spoil bank.

Heading south we stopped at Whim Creek Hotel then visited Roebourne and Wickham. We couldn’t go to Cossack, it was closed because someone was shooting a video there or something. I wanted to shoot a video too but still wasn’t allowed access.

West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs

mt sonder

After Hermansburg we headed back west to loop around through the West MacDonnell Ranges. We stayed at Redbank Gorge camping area for a couple of days, checking out Redbank Gorge on one day and climbing Mt Sonder on the other. Then a day trip to Ormiston Gorge before driving past Ellery Creek Big Hole where we camped at a few years ago and finally a couple of days in Alice Springs.

The truck museum in Alice Springs was interesting. It’s massive. So many trucks, so much reading material. Anyone with a thing for trucks could spend days going through it.

We filled in most of the gaps that we missed the first time we came through the Uluru / Alice Springs area although would have liked to do the east side of Alice and down to Chambers Pillar. But with the desert country getting cold and the Kimberley waterholes nicely filled and flowing fresh from a good wet season, it was prudent we head up the Tanami Track to the warmer areas.

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