The drive itself was really quite spectacular prompting Dom to call out at one stage "It's the end of the world!" looking out to where the flat horizon met with the sky. "If we kept driving we could fall off" Dom followed up with. "And what would happen if we did?" I wondered. " We would be in space" came the obvious reply.
We enjoyed more great escarpment action, fat termite mounds and some actual green trees and grass.
We made good time to Fitzroy Crossing arriving at about lunch time and settled in to make good use of the power and water! Isaac is super keen to buy his own laptop at the moment so earnt a few dollars cleaning out the caravan bathroom and folding some of our three spectacularly big, and significantly less dirty, loads of washing! One swim was required to settle the cabin fever in the evening and of course an episode of River Cottage Australia online, our latest addiction...
The sunset was wonderful, and we all enjoyed being on a beach again, and even getting our toes in the water without fear of being eaten or stung! The sand on cable beach was a really interesting texture, feeling a lot like clay when wet. We had a little trouble rounding everyone up to go to the moonrise markets, but eventually we set off for the other side of town.
The next day was Saturday, and we hung around camp most of the day, went to church, and invited a couple of folks "home" to our caravan for lunch. It was really great to have Bestone and Angela share our afternoon, just sitting and chatting over a haystack. We swapped email and facebook addresses, and hopefully will catch up when we get back to Broome.
That evening, after the kids were in bed, I headed out to town beach once more to see if I could get a shot of the moon coming up as the sky was looking a little clearer in the day. More of the same, but it wasn't obscured for quite as long and I managed to snap a couple of pics. It's amazing how much the moon moves during a 30 sec exposure! I didn't try doing shorter exposures, as it was late and I couldn't be bothered fumbling around with the settings in the dark.