jump to navigation
April
12
2008

Geraldton to Kalbarri

Our first stop today was at Northhampton, an old heritage town with a population of 1000 or so people. The town had a nice park area and provided a dump point and water for travellers so we pulled up for the morning and did a load of washing while the kids played in the park. I filled our water tank, fit the smoke alarm and window lock I bought the other day, and also fitted better latches for the roof vent fly screen. I also fitted a door bolt to the bathroom door, when driving we often hang the washing in the bathroom and leave the window open, the air flow dries the washing quite well, but the bathroom builds up air pressure and puts a lot of weight on the door. We broke a door catch earlier in the trip doing this, so I added a door bolt to save the door latch from breaking again.

The main attraction of Northhampton was its old building

North-Hampton-1
North-Hampton-2

After lunch we drove out to Hutt River Province. (Click the link for full details on this British Proclaimed Territory). To simplify, the owner of the property was shafted by the government, in search of defending his property he discovered that he was able to claim the land as its own Principality. A very interesting story!

Hutt-River-Border
Stone-carving-of-Prince
Hutt-River-Post-Office

Our next stop was Kalbarri where we are spending the night. Its easy to see the school holidays have started, Kalbarri is a typical holiday coastal town, and there are a lot of people here holidaying. We parked right on the bay, the kids had a paddle in the water while I wandered over to the warf to check out the lobster boat unloading its catch. Shame we don’t have a pot big enough to cook them, a few of these would have made an awesome dinner!

Jake
Jayson
Lobster

Photos of Hutt River can be seen in the album Photos / Australia – Our Lap / Geraldton to Kalbarri / Hutt River Province

Photos of Kalbarri can be seen in the album Photos / Australia – Our Lap / Geraldton to Kalbarri / Kalbarri

Damian RV-Life, Stays , trackback 70 views

Comments»

no comments yet - be the first?