We had a huge drive from Broome to Port Headland. Mike is very fastidious in calculating how many km to a tank and at best he has got towing is 18 litres per 100km. To achieve this means he cruises at about 80km and stays under 2000 revs. He is very proud of this achievement and I drive him crazy (pardon the pun) when I am at the wheel trying my best to stay under 100km and seem to find this quite difficult. As I result I throw all his careful calculations and budgeting out and therefore have adopted the name lead foot.
Port Headland is certain not a pretty town and because of the mining it is the most expensive caravan pk we have stayed in costing $70 per night. We had 2 nights here because the car was booked in for its 90,000k service. So we did the sights of port headland for the day and bought a great little underwater camera ready for Ningaloo reef. At the port we watched the huge Iron ore carriers getting pushed in and out by tug boats, which were quite amazing; meet up with Margie here who had just arrived in Pt H.
Next stopped was the tourist photo and BBQ spot??!! Here you are nestled between the very busy main road bridge, which goes over the railway line. The train holds the record for the longest in the world running at 7km, but is general
2.5 km as it carries iron ore from the mine to the port. You also had a view of the salt mine that was so close you could taste the salt! While it was a great view of the train, it was extremely noise, dusty and a popular spot with the flies. We had a great joke with Margie, discussing how many people would actually stop here for a BBQ?
But despite our cynicism the huge new house bring built on the other side of the bridge obvious thought all of these views were fantastic. Well each to their own as they say!
On a more positive note, the view from the caravan over the town at night was very pretty when all lit up and the large goanna that strolled through our site was very cool. The boys had a great last night playing with a family we had met a few days earlier and a little girl that lived at the park who was in love with Bryce.