Bozo Across Australia

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby spacey1 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Per Bozo's instructions :P

Wildflowers near Paynes Find
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Dalgaranga Road near Mount Magnet
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Dalgaranga Meteor Crater
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Abandoned Shearing Shed, Dalgarana Road, Cue
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Walga Rock
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Padtherung Hill, North of Mount Newman
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Sturt Desert Pea
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:25 pm

Nev
Brilliant. Thank you very much.
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:54 pm

After leaving Wittenoom I continued on the Munjina Nanutarra Road to Tom Price stopping at Hammersley Gorge.

Doc Holiday's Café Wittenoom
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Munjina Nanutarra Road

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Hammersley Gorge

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:07 pm

The Munjina Nanutarra Road is very narrow through the Hammersley Ranges and this bit is bitumenised. Want you don't want to meet is a road train expecting you to know its coming because you have been warned on Channel 40. I struck this road train 15 minutes after the narrow bit and on another short section of bitumen where the road crosses the Marandoo Railway.


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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:05 pm

After overnighting at Tom Price I headed to the southern side of Karijini. A lot of the road is bitumen but the best bits are accessible by gravel. I had been warned about the road to the Eco Village and the Oxer Lookout. The road was more corrugated than the picture shows and there were some rocky rises but the GSA handled the track well.

Road to the Eco Village Karijini
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Eco Village Karijini

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Oxer Lookout
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:17 pm

The next part of Karijini visited was Weano Gorge and Joffre Falls. The falls were just running but there was a bit of water in Weano Gorge

Weano Gorge
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Joffre Falls
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Leaving Joffre Falls I saw an emu who initially ran from the bike and then turned around and chased me.

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Next stop in Karijini was Dales Gorge and the associated Circular Pool and Fortescue Falls

Circular Pool
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Fortescue Falls
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I then left the park and headed to Munjina (Auski Roadhouse) to refuel before heading to Hedland. On the way I ducked into the Albert Tognolini Lookout in Munjina Gorge. A worthwhile 5 minute diversion. The road through Munijina Gorge is in the middle of the picture and is a magic ride on a bike descending through the sheer walls.
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:14 am

Headed out to Marble Bar from Port Hedland. Good sealed road all the way now.

Pretty flat for the first half but then you start to get into interesting country. Lots of rusty rock topped hills.

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You pass through Marble Bar and head to Chinaman Pool/Marble Bar Pool to get to the rock after which the town is named.

Chinaman Pool
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Marble Bar Pool
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:25 am

Marble bar was surprisingly clean and quiet. The Ironclad Hotel and the Bar General Store are opposite each other at the bottom of the main street. The Ironclad Hotel is most likely named after the successful Ironclad Gold Mining Lease to the North West of the town.

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Bar General Store
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:12 pm

After Marble Bar I headed down to Whim Creek to the iconic cyclone prone hotel.
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A bit of local knowledge encouraged me to take the unsealed Roebourne Wittenoom Road to Python Pool in the Chichester Range. The first part of the road was being graded and all of the Karratha LGA section was in excellent condition.

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:27 pm

About half way to Python Pool is a prominent feature called Pyramid Hill.
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As you enter the National Park the road gets rougher and starts to rise.
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Also as you entered the National Park there were thousands of Sturt Desert peas
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:48 pm

The area around Python Pool had masses of Sturt Desert Peas
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Python Pool was impressive and serene
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It was no surprise that the water course leading to Python Pool was rough and boulder strewn
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:52 pm

The view from the Chichester Ranges is impressive.

Pyramid Hill is about 20 kms from the lookout but is clearly visible in the middle of the picture
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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby Bozo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:56 pm

The Burrup Peninsula is worth a look around for Hearson's Cove, Burrup Rock Art and Red Dog.

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Re: Bozo Across Australia

Postby pspencer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:23 am

Great photos Bozo, thanks for sharing your journey.
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