In the Outback

Trip Start Apr 17, 2011
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Trip End May 10, 2012


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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Thursday, September 8, 2011

After a longish drive from Monkey Mia we were descending to the sheep station where we were to spend the night. The sheep station is in a place called Warroora Station which is pronounced Warra (Not sure how they got to that one). The station offered authentic wilderness beach camping
and experiencing the Australian Outback.

The outback it definitely felt like. There were no houses that we passed more many many miles and all you could see was the red dirt and fields of grass and in this case herds of sheep. Once arriving at the actual sheep station it looked like one of those derelict houses in a horror film that you wouldn't go near. 

We were told that there were snakes about and the one night when you would wish you are staying in a dorm I actually had a hut all to myself so first action was to get the aeroguard (insect repellant) out and defumigate the room as I didn't fancy meeting any cockroaches and I did an inspection of the creepy cupboard and under the bed check.

After settling in we then jumped on the back of the old fashion utes to have a rough and bumpy ride down to Elle's beach with two crazy dogs in the back too and one decided to practually commit suicide by jumping out the truck as it was going then attempted to chase it but the driver didn't see it in the mirror or when we all shouted for him to stop and later found out that doggy had hurt its foot...it was lucky that doggy had nit been more injured. 

It has been said that Elle Macpherson herself comes to this beach however we didn't see her the day we went but I have to say this pristine beach is one that I will never forget. The sands, the water the most beautiful sunset ever was just picture perfect. 

To get back to the sheep station the only way was to get back on the ute and on the way back the sunset was still looking as crisp as ever and we watched as the clear sky were sparkling with stars. 

We then had time to explore the sheep station further but needless to say we did not get far due to the animal kingdom that was not too far away and we even went into the toilets in groups so not much exploring other than into the eski (cooler to us Brits) for a drink.

After a great dinner we all headed down to where the men had made a campfire in which we toasted marshmallows and listened to music and chatted around the fire. We were lucky to have a show on for us and the American couple danced Jai Ho for us before retiring to bed.

There was an option to sleep outside but it was quite chilly and the sound of the sheep running around all night would a) freak me out and b) piss me off as I'm a light sleeper as it is so I chose to watch the stars til just after midnight before going to sleep. 

I would've thought this would have taken a long time to get to bed but having woken up at 5:30am it wasn't that bad although dreaming of vampires (currently reading Breaking Dawn which explains vampire dream) did not help me waking up at 5:30am again.

As I was up nature called me so I braved the trip to the little girls and also then watched the sunset come up.One of the boys in the group did face sleeping outside on his own and was also up so we watched the sunset. His stories of having sheep disturb him and kangaroo's too made me feel like I made the right decision in sleeping indoors.

http://www.warroora.com/images/waroora_map.pdf
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