|Subject: Re: Where are you going next?|
Several weeks ago my wife and I drove our car towing caravan from home (Perth -Western Australia) to Broome in the north of the same state. The distance is about 2200km! On the way we stopped off in Karijini National Park in the Hamersley Ranges. These mountains are not so high (the highest is only about 1000metres above sea level) but they are pretty ancient and the creeks have carved some pretty awesome gorges through the hills.
We also drove through the best part of WA for wild flowers and after a relatively wet winter there were literally carpets of wild flowers. You should come here one day to experience them. About 400km short of Broome we stopped at 80 mile beach. A stretch of beach which is 10 metres wide at high tide and 1000 metres at low tide. Tidal range at spring tides can be up to 11 metres. On this beach there are many seashells to collect.
Broome is the pearling capital of the world. There are quite a few cultured pearl farms here. Bring plenty of money or a bottomless card. Climate in Broome is tropical with winter (April - October) temperatures about 30*C. In summer they have a wet season so it rains often and hard. Our trip took about 5 weeks in all and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Next year May we hope to visit Europe. Staying mainly in Holland with relatives. But we also will lease a car and travel. We have done this before and generally don't book ahead but just go with the flow. Should be good again.