The road continued in its monotonous mode with flat bushy lands to the left and right and the temperatures rising to over 40 degrees C.


43 degrees C at high noon in North West Australia.


Of course, the boys made sure that Lipstick’s fuel tank is sufficiently full at all times and a stop at a roadhouse to fill up the car was always a welcome break.


Fuel stop


Broome is a beach resort town in western Australia’s Kimberley region. Along its Indian Ocean coastline, the white sands of 22km-long Cable Beach offer a dramatic backdrop for sunset camel rides. At Gantheaume Point nearby, dinosaur tracks are revealed in the beach’s red rocks during low tide. Broome’s historic Chinatown overlooks Roebuck Bay, a jumping off point for cruises to local pearl farms.




Named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable which reaches shore there, Cable Beach is situated 7 km fromBroom along a bitumen road. The beach itself is 22.5 km long with white sand, washed by tides that can reach over 9 m the beach is almost perfectly flat.


The boys decided to have a quick salat at Broom’s dive club before hitting the “monotonous” road again towards Derby which they reached in time for another World Cup Rugby match this time between South Africa and Italy…


Supporting the Spingboks


Being Friday the traditional T58 picture was posted to friends back home…. And the Springbok win against Italy was duly celebrated.







Day 9 – 4th October 2019 – Port Hedland to Derby

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