Thursday 24th June 2004
Today started a little later than yesterday, in fact it was a
leisurely start out of the caravan park at about 8.45am and down
the road heading for Karratha. The first part of the journey
did not provide much scenic relief, however as we came closer to
Whim Creek we started to drive through more interesting dark red
stony hills and outcrops.
Whim Creek boasted a hotel, park for caravans and also a wildlife
park, however we didn't stop because it would have taken time and
'one of us' would have been much wilder than anything in the park
if the 'other one' didn't get her to Karratha to see Niece Nikki,
Garry and the boys as quick as we could get there.
Under those circumstances the foot went down a bit harder as we
traveled through more colourfull red stony hills until we came to
Roebourne, about 40 kilometres east of Karratha. This town
has many historic old building in it, however again we didn't stop,
this time because we intend returning this way to visit Cossack,
Wickham and Point Sampson in the next couple of days.
It was then just a short drive to Karratha where we pulled in
to the Pilbara Holiday Park (Big4). 'One of us' then rang
Nikki whilst the 'other one' slaved away setting up the caravan
next four nights we are staying in Karratha. 'One of us'
then gave instructions to the 'other one' to get her to Nikki's
place right then! Which of course he did so without question....
After meeting up with Nikki and the boys (Tom and Jack - Gary
was at work) we were invited to dinner with them tonight which
was very gladly accepted. We then did a little shopping ourselves
before returning to the caravan for what remained of the afternoon.
We are looking forward to more time with Garry, Nikki and the
boys and also a good look around the Karratha area in the next