Port Smith Day 10 (actually leaving for South Hedland)


Sunset and rain threatening over Port Smith

Sunset and rain threatening over Port Smith

Today we made the long drive from Port Smith to South Hedland. I hate to call any road trip boring, but the first 350ks of this one is!  The one thing in it’s favour is the road is so good, a real pleasure to drive along.

Melon and vegie stall in the middle of nowhere

Melon and vegie stall in the middle of nowhere

We pulled out onto the highway and after around 5ks came across a fresh veg stall. Turns out the woman and her husband live in the Port Smith caravan park (27ks away) and work on the Shamrock Farms melon farm in the growing season. They sell melons and obviously grow a few other things for sale on the stall. We came away with  tomatoes, capsicums, cucs zuccs, bok choy and parsley. I asked if I could take some photos for my blog so she arranged all my stuff and made me promise to Google a zucchini and chocolate cake recipe to make and add. What a lovely woman!The best and freshest produce we saw in 10 days

Not much more excitement for another 345ks. The scenery does improve after Pardoo Roadhouse as you start to enter The Pilbara, but my it’s mind numbing til then! I managed to sleep away around 100ks of it while Russ drove!

South Hedland Even the ugliest caravan parks have their moments

South Hedland Even the ugliest caravan parks have their moments

We’ve booked into a caravan park in South Hedland for a couple of nights as we need to do some shopping and find a Nissan dealer to look at the car, then it’s on to Newman and son Daniel.

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