Tom Price to Exmouth

6 July 2002 Tom Price is a mining town in the Pilbara. It was not as cold Karajini, but it was not much warmer either.  When we rose at 6.00 a.m. to break camp, there was a lot of birdlife in the caravan park, including noisy mynahs, spinifex pigeons and corellas. After dropping the trailer…

Karajini to Tom Price

4 July—5 July 2002 Our last day at Karajini National Park involved a day trip to Kalamina Gorge, which was the easiest gorge to walk down.  We went as far as the arch, and lay around sun baking within view of it.  The rock patterns were endlessly fascinating.  Every three metres one of us would…

Karajini day 2

3 July 2002 On our second day at Karajini National Park day we headed out to Weano Gorge, some 43 km away along well-graded but very dusty, gravelly, and somewhat corrugated roads.  We followed the path to Handrail Pool, which was as impossibly beautiful as it was slippery.  We managed to avoid falling into the…

Karajini day 1

2 July 2002 On our first day at Karajini National Park, we visited Dales Gorge.  It was a wonderful experience coming across one of the gorges in the park for the first time.  They have been cut into a plateau that was fashioned from sediments deposited in an ancient seabed some 2,500 million year ago. …

Cape Keraudren to Karajini

28 June–1 July 2002 We chose Cape Keraudren as our next stop rather than Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park, because it seemed likely to be a more interesting camping proposition.  Our guidebook had forewarned us that there was no wood to be found on the Cape, but fires were permitted, so after a few hours…