Post Card from the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean near Broome, Western Australia.

The long drive over the Road From Hell (see previous post…) ended in Broome, Western Australia, on the Indian Ocean. One of our goals was to see the Indian Ocean and tour the coastline.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service uses straight sections of the highway as airstrips for their air ambulances. The distances are too great to use helicopters.

It’s almost 1,500 miles on the coastal route from Broome to Perth, about 100 miles further then driving I-5 from Canada to Mexico. We visited Port Hedland, Dampier, Exmouth, and Denham/Monkey Mia. Some are industrial towns; others, tourism is their industry. Remember all that red rock and soil? This part of Australia is rich in iron ore which is shipped to regional countries like India and China.

Iron ore being trucked to port. Note the red dirt on the trailers. And yes, that truck has four trailers.
They can be up to 175 feet long…

We visited beaches that were all shells without sand and beautiful sand beaches too.

A beach of shells
From the top of a dune near Exmouth, Western Australia.
Sunset on tide flats near Dampier, Western Australia.
The locals call the reflection “staircase to the moon”.

About rkcaton

We like to travel and even spent nine years roaming around North America in a 40 foot motorhome. We're now back in a home in Washington state roaming by car, air, and boat.
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3 Responses to Post Card from the Indian Ocean

  1. BoCat says:

    Daaaaaamn! Look at that moon shot! I’m just blown away by your photos on this trip, you guys! So enjoying following along. Miss you.

  2. Cindy says:

    The beaches look so beautiful…the shell beaches and the sand!

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