Dolphin sighting, yeah!
Trip Start Jul 25, 2012
135Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Cliff Head North
It has made me realise just how much we take for granted. I haven't had a full shower for days, in fact I have the showers down pat to 2 litres of water, and yes I am clean, no electricity, no washing machine etc. but I do have a couple of luxuries from time to time like...TV, phone and internet when I'm close enough to a transmitter.
Dongara / Port Denison was only a half hour drive from my camp spot
On arrival my first stop was the information centre as they often have updates on camp sites and parks that are not necessarily mentioned in my book. The information centre is also the library and I was asked if I would be interested in any free books, thought why not...if I ever finish the one I started yesterday, I might just get into the grove of reading another one; on those wet and windy days when there is nothing else to do.
Then it was a stroll around the town and take in a few of the sites and give the dogs the chance to stretch their legs too along the meandering walkways.
Then it was time for lunch down by the Fishermen's Memorial Lookout, which is right on the point.
On the way back I saw this man washing his motorhome and thought mine could do with a little of that water, and so could my jerry cans as water is not easy to come by at the moment. The system is simple you attach a hose to the tap, insert a 20 coin and Bob's your uncle. Sweet! Not only did I get enough water to fill up my two jerry cans but it kept running long enough to hose down the red dust that has accumulated over time. Not exactly 'washed' but it is a little cleaner
Then it was back on the road and off in search of Cliff Head, on the Indian Ocean Rd, which I thought I was already on. I came across this road leading down towards what I thought would be the beach, oops, not that one and found myself driving on a very narrow sandy track alongside the railway line. Oh dear! Nowhere to turn as I would have bogged myself in well and truly, so I just kept on driving, until, I finally found solid ground and did my famous three point turn. Probably would have found myself pulling up at the local railway station (all aboard!) if I hadn't found solid ground...
So back to the main road and another couple of kms down the road, there was the sign!
What a relief. Hence the title Dolphin sighting, I couldn't believe my eyes there was a dolphin swimming just off shore, but by the time I got my camera out and focused it was gone. So disappointed I didn't get that on camera.
With the extra water I have done my washing and it's hanging out to dry, which shouldn't take too long as it blowing a gale outside. But as I have the ocean once again as my back door I don't really mind how windy it is.