Southern Coastline Day 173 - Rockingham to Esperance

Tuesday, Jan 12, 1999 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

With no wind in sight we felt we'd done all their was to do in Augusta and started our trek EAST for the first time this trip. My 4WD book identified a way through to Pemberton through the D'Entrecasteau National Park and some pretty serious four wheel driving. We stocked up and checked our maps at the Tourist Bureau and began our journey early in the morning.

The tracks were certainly interesting, being only the width of the car (sometimes less!) in places and very soft and sandy. With the trailer, our rig is over 8m long which makes it interesting around tight corners and reversing out of trouble but David seems to have had enough practise by now! (I don't like to drive with the trailer in 4WD situations).

It only took us a couple of hours to get down to Black Point where we had lunch and set up camp in deep, black, sandy soil. It is meant to be National Park and therefore $5 per night camping fee, but no one came to collect. We had the place to ourselves and cooked roast beef and vegies in our camp oven on an open fire.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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