Collapsed in Carnarvon
Trip Start Jul 27, 2009
48Trip End Nov 07, 2009
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Once we reached Carnarvon Carrie's health took a turn for the worse, and confined her to the van for a couple of days. This held us up in Carnarvon longer than the local sights warranted, which meant missing out on Kennedy Range National Park. (Actually, Hilary and Alec were not that disappointed to miss out on yet another gorge walk.)
While Carrie malingered, Simon and the kids amused themselves with a few local sights like the Point Quobba blowholes, lighthouse and beach (about 73km north), along with Carnarvon's Historic Precinct, including the heritage listed One Mile Jetty. This structure is actually not quite a mile long, but a fire two years ago (pic) means that it's currently considerably less than not quite a mile long.
The area surrounding Carnarvon has a huge fruit and vege industry, and grows a goodly proportion of the bananas we've see at our local green grocer. It also offers the visitor a Big Banana. You can see it and read about it here. Or better, have a look instead at our nice pictures, and a video of the blowholes in action.