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Exmouth Adventure

This is a video Pocket made of our trip to Exmouth.

Just a very small look into some of the stuff we got up to.
I swear half the good stuff wasn’t caught on film!

Ps. Check out my first bogging in my new car.

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Campsite 3

We resided at Yardie Homestead for the remainder of the trip.
Princess informed us there would be lots of hot kite surfers staying at the camp site, and there were indeed lots of kite surfers staying there, but they were all middle aged and certainly not attractive in that sense. Disappointing.

Pocket however had an admirer. They connected over both having visited an obscure aboriginal town somewhere in the northern territory. He was in his early thirties, and poor pocket is a mere 19.
Safe to say, we made fun of her and her beau the whole trip.

It was good being in semi civilisation – it was so good to be able to have a shower again, and to be able to cook on barbeques and OH THE TOILETS!

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Stay away from our camps food

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Barbeque Feast

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Our group drank Exmouth dry of Seeds and Stones. No Joke. Not bad for 5 girls

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The Hill's Campsite

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This seemed like luxury, but it really wasn’t. We made enemies with the people behind us (an old couple) one morning, but by evening we were all good again.

We got told off by the homestead owners for driving too fast (Han and Rez) but then they came and donated money to us.

We hung out with the kite surfers in the back back shed.. and I read one of the weirdest books, storywise. The amount of dodgy sex scenarios clearly displayed it was a male author who had written it.

The Hills were also at Yardie, and we spent some time with them. The kids were so cute.

Whilst at this campsite we visited the beach (so predictable), went crabbing (none were harmed or eaten – don’t worry), saw some Full Moons (the actual moon and too many bare bottoms)

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Late night = Encounter with the crabs

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Teaching the lil ones the way of the crab

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We went for an epic day trip to Yardie Creek (at the very end of the road in the Cape Range National Park) where we were a procession of the following. 1 x kayak, 1 x inflatable boat, 5 x stand up paddle boards.

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I was in the inflatable paddle boat. This thing took a lot of muscle to move, and it was very slow and hard to control. When the wind picked up I thought I might die of exhuastion.

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We stopped for a picnic lunch, where we got told off, for going onto land, as it was apparently a rock wallaby's protected eating area. DARN

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We were told off by a boat with a megaphone, in front of many many tourists.

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BOMBIES!!!

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A vulture circling around me. I'm a sitting target

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Did lots of roo dodging (always), Hannah had her windscreen smashed in (by flying stones) and then it was just about time to head back to good ol Perth.

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This time, we decided to part ways for the home trip, as one car is slow and stops a lot, and the other car likes to zoom ahead. What happened on the trips however were not so straight forward.

Manual Stitching

If anyone knows of a free downloadable mac program which converts multiple images into a panoramic photo, let me know please, because I just manually stitched together 8 photos to make this one below.

It took me ages, and I rushed it – you can see my haphazard editing skills.
Also, the original file is now 400mb, so I had to greatly reduce the size of the file and hence the quality to upload.

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The Beach aka Rangers Residence where we lived

Beach Life

We spent most of our time at the beach, whilst camping at the Cape Range National Park.
The activities we found ourselves doing most often were:

Snorkeling
Swimming
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Tanning
Sleeping
Kayaking
Walking

There was also surfing and kite surfing taking place.

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Mr Crabworth

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Sting Ray

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Andrew Hill

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Turquoise Bay

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Kite Surfing at Sandy Bay

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Oh Noes!

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It did say Ningaloo Reef, until the wave came up too high

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My back got soooo burnt, it's red and splotchy and painful

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Snorkel Anyone?

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Only the princess would have the pink fins

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Look mom, I'm underwater

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Shark!

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Our support crew

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The Crew

One of the nights we ventured out to the local pub where they have a beer garden and dance floor.
We took the opportunity to dress up, the one and only time of our trip, however no hairdryers or hair straighteners to be found. This is all natural baby.

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From Left - Princess Danger, Amazon, Dodge, Walkabout, Pocket

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Trying to be Asian

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My paparazzi photo. Ew, this guy was dancing in socks n crocs!

On the way to the pub, we grabbed some sneaky roadies, and spotted a couple of roos along the way.

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That night, Shaz and I raised 220 bucks just from asking every single person in the bar for some spare change. It was going good until we hit the corner table which was filled with some aboriginals. They were all nice except for the one, which took a creepy liking to me. He started rubbing my stomach, and told me to name my child Stevie, after him. He wanted to know how soon I was due.

I have a flat stomach. Ah.

At the pub before we raised 600 bucks.
A very successful night girls.

Campsite 2.

We then proceeded round the tip of the peninsula and headed west, about an hours drive away. We would now be camping at the National Park up there.

The deal to secure a campsite, is one needs to line up really really early. They allocate vacant campsites on a first come serve basis.

HOWEVER we sweet talked the DEC guys and managed to secure.. wait for it…. THE RANGERS RESIDENCE.

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We were now authorised to go down little roads that said – No entry, Authorised vehicles only. Go Us.

Not knowing what to expect we ventured along this long neverending road, in search of this certain tiny tree we had to look out for, to let us know that our special driveway was coming up. Hardly obvious, we somehow managed to find it.

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Our campsite was more than what we expected. It was a two room shed, with water that we couldn’t use, and lights which were without a generator. We did however have our very own long drop – complete with instructions on how to use it. I know right?

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Temporary Home

It was 100m from the beach, but to get there, you had to walk up this hill riddled with snake tracks. So unbelievably scary. I counted at least 7 different specimens of snake trails. Some of them were HUGE.

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We stayed here 3 nights I think. We were miles away from anyone. We were alone.
We were women of the bush. We were not able to shower and unfortunately on our second day at this camp site, we all got completely burnt. No shade is a killer.

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View of the lighthouse from the beach

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So Walkabout, Pocket and myself decided to venture off for a day on our own. We wanted to explore. We wanted to venture.. Walkabout wanted to walk.

We drove to this completely other part of this national park where we were told there was a trail that went up through the mountain range and you could look down into the canyon.

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My car decided to take a trip of our own

Sadly when we got there, there was a sign that said DANGER, do not cross – dangerous track ahead, loose stone and rocks.

So we did what most idiots would do, and ventured forward. The trail was dangerous and very difficult. We treked for quite sometime until we realised it was only getting worse, and this was pretty much suicidal. So gutted.

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About to embark.

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Beautiful

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So we started turning back. Meanwhile two other vehicles had arrived, and they all watched us climb over the fence which we were prohibited to cross, and had to face the smart alecks remarks about how crazy we were.

On the drive home, I spotted a sign that said “Pebble Beach”. Thought it sounded really cute and reminded me of MarioKart, so down we headed. Turns out it was a beach you could 4wd on. YES! My first chance to let it rip in my new car. I was so excited I didn’t bother letting the tyres down. You do the maths.

We finally got bogged, right in front of a group of locals having beers on the beach.
It’s okay, cos we got it unstuck within a few minutes, from my awesome support crew and my excellent driving skills.

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Pebble Beach

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It was a beautiful ride and the sun was setting, and Pocket filmed the views as we drove along the coast line. I have yet to obtain the video!

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Shaz and Steph

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Well there was a massive amount of pebbles on the beach, which prompted all of us to try our hand at skimming. Even though I’m pretty crap, I was somehow the best, with 5 skips.

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Sunset

Back to the campsite we headed, for a quality kitchen experience.

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Dinner cooking!

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Our kitchen.

Campsite 1.

We stayed here for 2 whole nights. That’s pretty much the kinda streak we were going to have for the whole trip.

This was the nicest of the all of the places where we would eventually stay. Kinda wish we’d saved this one for last, instead of starting with the best, and only getting worse.

1st page of the Brochure where we stayed

1st page of the Brochure where we stayed

It was pretty nice, although the piece of land we were given was
a) Right near the entry way, so we had all the boys walking/driving past, yelling out to us and perving.
b) Right near the playground. Not even lying when I say there was at least 10 kids pretending to be wolves, howling between 6:30am and 9am every morning.

It was however close to the barbeque area.. Mmmm.

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Whilst we were there, we checked out Dunes Beach (not a swimming beach – because of the really shallow reef and rocks) and I swear, not a surfing beach because of all the blasted whitewash.

It did have a pretty nice little shelter. I had a really good sleep under it.

Bottom of the food chain
A beast of a vehicle also sharing our campsite

Whale Shark..

My fuel card ensured constant excitement at this sign

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Dunes Beach

Dunes Beach

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Our local film student

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Local Beach Inhabitants

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Paddle Boarding

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Test Run - New Board

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View from the Ocean

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Pocket struggling with the water

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BOOOOOBS

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Barbeque Area - Byo everything, including your own bbq

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