Postie & Sue doing the "mail run".

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Barn Hill 1

Barn Hill.

Barn Hill is about 130k’s south of Broome on a working station. The caravan park is huge and stretches along the coast. The beach is quite nice in both directions depending if you want a long or short walk, it can be a bit soft in parts. The temperatures range from 28’ to 30’ in the day and about 17’ to 19’ at night so it is lovely for sleeping as well. There is usually a breeze in the morning which settles by mid morning and then all the boats go out fishing. There are lots of activities going on here, I go to a craft group each afternoon for a couple of hours, there are markets every Sunday, which I am have a table at until I run out of my patchwork bags and placemats. You can go to a Tai Chi group each morning, on Sunday nights there is a roast night which is three courses for $15 and that also includes a band and entertainment. The bowls will start soon as they are still getting the two rinks back in order, all fun bowls as in social and corporate bowls and also happy hour each night, probably more that I don’t know about yet and all except the meal don’t cost anything!. Have found that due to too much alcohol and food consumption I have to be strict with no nibbling in between meals and have a AFD (alcohol free day) every second day so that I can still fit into my clothes.
 I have been walking every day with a couple of ladies we have met.

The phone and internet coverage are very spasmodic depending on the winds etc, so with us being on an unpowered site and either having to take the computer over to Steve & Sue’s camp (they are on a powered site) to be recharged, or waiting till Bryon has the generator on to top the van batteries up, I am not spend much time on line and have lots of time for my sewing and knitting and all the other social things! When Bryon does put the generator on everything that runs on 240 volts gets recharged and the washing machine goes flat out, we do have a permanent water connection and water views from the van. We decided as we have the van set up for solar power that with the unpowered sites at $15 per night verses $25 per night for a powered site it is definitely more economical to go unpowered. We are planning to stay 6 weeks this year before heading down to Carnarvon, but next year will probably stay two or three months.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Grotto

The sign tells you all the details! This was pretty spectacular, we didn't go down all the steps as they were very step and with no safety rails we all decided we didn't need to see the bottom that bad.

In the wet season this is a raging waterfall.

Beautiful water and a long way down.

Very little water coming down this time of the year.