August Round Up
On the 1st of August we were at Wyndham on the 31st of August 2014 we were at Balla Balla south of Port Hedland.
Total kilometres travelled 3169km.
Total diesel bought 525.97L total cost $915.34 dearest diesel $1.849 at Halls Creek, cheapest diesel $1.695 at Broome.
Average fuel economy is still about 17-18L/100km when calculated per tank.
Camping. Camped 22 days in August. 9 free camp nights, 13 paid, 9 nights at Anne Marie's house in Broome. Total cost $446 average of $34.30 per night for paid camping, average of $20.27 when averaged over the 22 days. Cheapest camp $24 a night for 2 people at Bungle Bungles & Dearest camp fees $40 at Gnylmarung & Port Smith.
Best campsite - Langi Crossing & Gnylmarung.
Worst campsite - Bungle Bungles & Palm Springs, but both only because of our neighbouring campers.
Best experiences - catching up with friends, a week in Broome. Domes walk, Cathedral gorge & echidna chasm at the Bungles.
Worst experiences - getting chased out of camp at Palm Springs, a lot of Cape Leveque being not accessible.
Best camp cooked meal - beef ribs in the camp oven, risotto, charcoal peri peri chicken.
Best bought meal - wood fired pizza at the Mango Place in Broome. Lunch at Cygnet Bay Pearl farm, a tasting plate of pearl meat in sushi, tempura, salad & sashimi, yum.
Quotes of the month
We have had heard some cracker comments from our fellow travellers, so we have decided to bring you "Quotes of the month" to share.
"There's no need to fire up mate" as the local tried to light his fire a metre from our tent at Palm Springs.
"Run for your lives, it's everyone for themselves" said jokingly by a camper when the fire was near camp at Gnylmarung, it terrified a already scared 8 year old.
Things we are missing
Our dogs Milly & Robbo, the family, clean feet, washing machine, gardening (weird I know), salad, the farm.
Things we are not missing
Cold weather, routine, work.
That's it for August. Can't believe we are about to go into September, time is flying & we are a little sad to have reached the half way mark.
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