Day 31/Trip 2018 (Monday, 18th June 2018)

Exmouth-Nunatarra (Ashburton River) – Pilbara – Cheela Plains Station (493kms)

Left Yardie Station in good time – around 10AM – and then pissed about in Exmouth trying to solve Rob’s problem with (never mind, too boring!). It was raining as we left so we didn’t need to visit the eastern gorges of Cape Range, or photograph more termite hills.  First stop was Nunatarra Roadhouse where we refueled, and then walked across the Ashburton River, and took some lovely photos in the late afternoon light. So, now we are in “The Pilbara” proper, and the countryside is amazing – red rocky escarpments, enlivened by the greening from recent rains – magnificent.  And, then driving into the night, reaching Cheela Plains station late at around 8PM. We were warmly greeted by the manager, who was apparently worried by our late arrival. Rob used the camp oven to cook a wonderful roast beef over the communal open fire. We shared some of the roast with these poor English sods, who were dining on pot noodles, poor buggers!

  • Jennifer Gawne Stahlish
    • David J. Harper Meant to evoke Ned Kelly at Glenrowan .. more like a flasher!
    • Jennifer Gawne shouldn’t you be wearing the metal then? And don’t remember hearing/reading that Ned was loitering by the dunny. Another failure of Australian history teaching in the olden days
  • Chris Clifford Not too cold or wet for flip flops
  • Peter Harper See it came in handy
  • David J. Harper  probably the first and last time .. got it out just for you
  • Peter Harper Next on Dave’s shopping list …rm Williams brown slip on boots classics …
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