Thursday, 27 June 2013

Lots of beaut places......

Since my last post, we have been to lots of amazing places. We stayed at Eighty Mile Beach for several days. Amazing shells! Fisherman galore. We had some white fin salmon given to us which was delicious.
We finally reached Broome and stayed for 5 days. We loved it. Stayed at a nice van park and had a giant site next to the pool which came in handy every afternoon after sight seeing. Visited the Pearl farm, markets, shopped, sunset at Cable Beach and went to the cinema under the stars. All terrific.
Dropped into Derby for a day, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek before getting to the Bungle Bungle National Park. Today we went on a 4wd bus adventure in the park. Went on 4 walks, Picininny Lookout, Cathedral Gorge, Dome Loop and Echidna Gorge. What great rock formations.
No sewing due to heat and humidity but I did see a great patchwork piece today done by an artist out at the national park.
Interesting facts learnt n the last 10 days:
Pearl shell is used in lipstick and makeup
Pearl shells are used for 8years growing pearls
Houses in this north western area don't have gutters and new houses are made from corrugated colourbond
The same houses don't have letter boxes, they must have post boxes.
Boab trees are very cute, haha.


Anonymous said...

wow Sharyn this all sounds fantastic and i love the pics,take care.xx

Shay said...

Looks like you're visiting some beautiful spots Sharyn and having a wonderful time discovering this great country of ours.

My sister used to live in Darwin and they have gutterless houses there too because in the wet they get so much rain gutters would be pointlass.

Cheryll said...

You are having one amazing trip so far! Love being there with you too! Keep the posts coming :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sounds like you are having a your piccies. Did you manage to buy a nice big pearl to bring home. Looking forward to visiting Broome one day!!!!
Safe travels :-)

Val Spiers said...

What an amazing time you are having.

katherine said...

Houses with no gutters! Can't imagine that lol. Sounds like some wonderful places visited and love the pics.