20th-24th September 2012
20.09.2012 - 24.10.2012 32 °C
We Arrived in Carnavan (approx 900km North of Perth) about lunch time and set up at the Coral Coast caravan park. Its toilet block and laundry facilities are brand new and they had a stay 2 nights get the 3rd free promotion ($70 total for 3 nights.) It was here we would meet some new friends who we would continue to travel with for the next few weeks. Bruce the Shark, Deb and Jess the dog aswell as fellow bushtacker owners Ted "Bedsores" (yes he liked a arvo nap), Narelle, Jamie my personal baby assistant and Ruby the killer Jack Russell.
The first day Cedar developed a rash and wasnt quite herself, We kept our eye on it and then I realized I had the same rash, I was aching all over and had some kind of virus that knocked me for six. 24hours spent sleeping and I was as good as gold.
Once better we took a trip to One Mile Jetty to try our luck at catching some mud crabs. The Jetty is over 100 years old and is the longest jetty in the North West of the state. We walked part way down and set the pots, surprise, surprise no luck. Whilst there a local gave us some info about a couple of spots full of Muddies. Once at the secret spot we caught and released quite a few undersize mudcrabs but nothing worth keeping.
The local farmers markets on the main street runs every saturday in peak season and is cheap and fresh, in conjunction with Morels (another fresh produce stop which is known for its fantastic dried fruit and herbs) we got all our fruit and veg for the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately there had been a stabbing in Carnavan the day before we arrived so they put a limit on the amount of alcohol you could buy to 1 six pack per day. We also visited town beach and I must admit this is the first time I actually enjoyed my stay in Carnavan instead of my usual "Get me the hell out of this Shit hole thoughts "