After spending two nights on powered sites we couldn’t get a spot at Minilya, so used the free camping area across the road. It’s a bit of a madhouse due to not having the roadhouse option and everyone else free camping as well, nevertheless we had a good night.

Our camping at Nanutarra on Tuesday night went well as we were able to order a takeaway meal of Thai curry and rice, with a side of vegetables, very tasty and just the right size meal to share. We felt it was a definite step up from the meal in Karratha.

Last night I cooked eggs and veggies, just a small meal that suited us as well. But we plan to go to the IGA in Carnarvon as we are out of so many things. We can get water there as well, important as I don’t think we can drive as far as the next roadhouse after losing time shopping and getting water in Carnarvon.

Some good news though. Our dead battery that we left in Port Hedland has sprung into life again after they put it on a different charger. How to get it to Perth? Well, the manager makes fairly frequent trips to Perth and will bring it to us on his next trip. They were able to contact us because I left a positive review on Facebook as well as on Google.

So, we are ready to head off for Carnarvon. We are still trying to progress the repair of our fuel line and have been advised that we shouldn’t book the licence pre inspection until it is fixed as it could result in the car failing to pass. Fingers crossed that Toyota can get the part in time for our booking on Wednesday 14th. Stephen has made a lot of phone calls yesterday and today to get to this point.

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