Haven’t posted anything in 8 days. Basically had no network. Found wifi at a super remote camp ground called Mount Hart. We are day 1 on The Gibb and Tunnel Creek was amazing. Then we crossed 22 creek/rivers to get into camp. The last 8 days have been amazing.

Found a remote beach north of Broome (Quandong) and we had a crack at fishing. I caught a Parrot Fish and then we snagged twice on the rocks and I couldn’t be bothered rigging the lines again. Great day 4wd’ing though.

A 4wd over a beach ledge.A child fishing at a beachA man holding a fish that he just caught.

I don’t think I can update my watch whilst travelling as I have no wifi. Is that right?

To install the update, make sure Apple Watch is:&10;• On its charger&10;• In range of your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi

My first attempt at rigging my own fishing line and tying knots to join the braided line to a leader (all new things to me) resulted in me loosing my lure first cast. My second go with a hook and sinker was more successful but I had no bait.

A great photo of my truck on Cable Beach.

A truck/ute on the beach with the sub setting beging.

8 hours of driving today and we made it to Eighty Mile Beach. The sunset made it very much worthwhile.

Sunset at Eighty Mile Beach.

Decided to get a Telstra eSim just as a backup. I have been happy being offline while travelling but if we have car issues again I’d like mobile coverage.

Super happy that my car is back with us. Looks like someone did something bad at some point but difficult to point blame. We are happy to back on the road and leaving for our next destination.

Wooramel Station

Wooramel River Retreat Location
Wooramel River Retreat Location

Day 4

After leaving Kalbarri we made the 3.5 hour drive north to Wooramel Station. Being concerned about our arrival time we called ahead to make sure we knew what to do if the reception was closed. The good news was that they would be open but the better news was that it was "Pie Night" at the Cafe, so dinner was already sorted.

Day 5

After waking up from a good sleep I headed for a shower while Chris and Nia went to check out the hot spring baths. Apon my return to our camp site I realised the girls must be at the springs. They were too good to resist and we all ended up soaking in the 35 degree water for a good hour.

Sitting in the Hot Baths
Sitting in the Hot Baths

We grabbed coffee from the cafe and then decided to start exploring the station.

We first explored the historical tip which had old cars, motorbikes, caravans and white goods from the past. It was pretty cool and an unexpected part of the station.

At the
At the "historical" tip

We then went for a walk along the side of the river and returned back to camp walking via the river bed. The water at Wooramel River flows rarely and we had been lucky that it contained some water during our stay. During the walk we saw the free roaming goats and a number of cool birds, the highlight being Wedge Tailed Eagles.

Posing in the river
Posing in the river

Before dinner we met one of the caretakers that lives on site and he was kind enough to let Nia light the community camp fires. She was so excited.

Day 6

Our second day at Wooramel was as relaxing as the first and followed a similar pattern. Relaxing in the river was a highlight and Nia enjoyed catching tadpoles.

Hunting for tadpoles
Hunting for tadpoles

Wooramel Station Review

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wooramel and I would recommend a 3 night stop (like us) for first timers but I would imagine in the future we might use it as a stop off whilst heading to somewhere else.

There were plenty of sites but was booked solid due to the solar eclipse.

The hot springs were amazing but be warned not to wear anything white or light coloured. My bathers and Chris' Garmin did not come away unscathed.

Gus & Lucky looking great in the sunset
Gus & Lucky looking great in the sunset


The fridge is still a problem but I have ideas that might help.

On a positive, the solar equipment is working a treat and we are having no issues recharging during the day and getting back to 100% capacity.

Feeding the birds at the campsite.

A seated woman with a Pink and Grey Galah standing on her hand. The Galah is eating seed off the hand. A bird eating out of a girls hand.

Our first mechanical issue. Looks like the inter cooler is cracked - which is apparently a Ranger thing to do. Now to try to get a new one fitted ASAP. At least we were close to a town that had a mechanic open on Sunday and he was able to diagnose. We will keep driving but will need to take it easy.

The latest episode from our Big Trip travels - Warroora Station

Day 2 at Karijini and hiked the amazing Knox Gorge in the morning and then swam at Joffrey’s Gorge after some lunch. Knox was such a highlight and will be hard to beat.

First Day in Karijini National Park and we explored Dales Gorge. We swam in Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool to keep cool. Also we had dingo sightings and waking up to them howling is an experience to remember.

Bullara Station was a very enjoyable stay. We walked trails, 4wd to the Gulf, cooked steak from the Station on the fire pit and generally relaxed.

Our latest episode of our Big Trip - Gascoyne Junction

Finding remote beaches. This is Maggie’s Beach.

Staying at Warroora

Touring around Quobba and Red Bluff

Our campsite at Quobba Station. Our first fire and some tasty burgers.