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Long way to Broome (10 days to be exact)
21st January 2004

it wasn't boring being driven to broome, because i found the dull view so fascinating. i took time from looking out the window to take these pictures out of the window.

denham (600 km from perth)

carnarvon (900 km)

exmouth (1200 km)

tom price (1600 km)

port headland (1900 km)

broome (2332 km)

as you can see it got a bit more cloudy. much like driving to Raymonds Hill from Lyme Regis. (via rome)

22nd January 2004


Miles from anywhere (as usual) we stopped for a piss in a hut. there was lot's of graffiti, one felt tip slogan read "australia makes you believe in god". others had agreed in other coloured felt tips.
a few hours of staring out the window later, thinking how all that land used to be underwater, how the mountains were the shallow bits and it all starts to make sense. WA is the unspoiled 1st edition of earth, the oldest rock formations on the planet. it takes little knowledge of geology to see how the planet was made here.

these are the unashamedly boring stromatolites, not rocks, but single cell bacteria billions of years old, they've been sat on this shore line bubbling oxygen from water before other life on this planet really existed.

they should have written "australia makes you atheists", or in hind site, maybe i should have.

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Travel Menu:

February 07 - Macau - Clapham

December 06 - Qingdao Vs Japan
June 06 - Germany + Old Shanghai
April 06 - Mountains in Zhejiang
Janury 06 - Vietnam Vets

June 05 - Living in Shangers
May 05 - Tibet and Nepal
May 05 - Hong Kong + Guandong
April 05 - Xi'an to Shanghai
April 05 - Beijing and onward
January 05 - UK - NY - PR

November 04 - Melbourne - Malaysia
September 04 - The Gib River Road
August 04 - Back in UK
July 04 - Thailand
June 04 - Brisbane and Sydney
May 04 - back to Broome II
April 04 - Learning to fly
March 04 - Perth
Feb 04 - Battleship Broome
Feb 04 - Holden HK 1969 Ute
Jan 04 - Broome time
Jan 04 - It's a long way
Jan 04 - West coast WA
Dec 03 - Touch down

About my travel log:
I'm making this for a number of reasons, firstly i'm writing to my family and friends without the inconvenience of mile long group emails. secondly it's my unloseable diary. err... and i guess it's here for the world to read too.

You can click on all of the pictures for a huge 800x600 version!

Thats right! Why not have a picture of something you haven't done or somewhere you haven't been as your desktop picture at work !