Category Archives: Random Ponderings

Karijini National Park

It’s worth visiting the Pilbara just to see Karijini National Park. People have tried to explain it’s beauty to me before but I never really comprehended how amazing it is until I went there. I spent a weekend out there … Continue reading

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My skin cancer scare

I took a really grown up step recently. I went and got checked for skin cancers.   The Royal FLying Doctors Service and the Lions Club were performing free checks in town. I can count on one hand the number … Continue reading

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Skimpy bars in the Pilbara

Have you ever been to a skimpy bar? They fairly unique to Western Australia and something that needs to be experienced if you go to the Pilbara. I spent a night inside one and this is what happened. This was … Continue reading

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Strange things happen when you’re going through the desert

Anything goes in the country. It’s true, I see some really strange and wonderful things in the Pilbara that would never happen closer to a capital city. I think one of the best things I’ve seen so far was a … Continue reading

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Coral Bay – another north west gem

If you haven’t been to Coral Bay you should definitely try and get there at some point. I went for a week or so with my sister and it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. There’s … Continue reading

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When Red Dog was raped

I know that the heading of this blog post is fairly unpleasant … but it actually happened just as I was taking a couple of visitors to see Red Dog. (If you’re unaware of who Red Dog is you obviously … Continue reading

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Did I mention I was in the paper?

I just wanted to remind you how funny I am…  

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What happens in Broome ends up on the Internet

After months of begging, pleading, and coercing, I finally managed to get two of my favourite people in the whole world, Emma and Anna, to come and visit me in the Pilbara. Immediately after they arrived I realised two things; … Continue reading

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Freaky stuff in the Pilbara

Most of the time the weather in Karratha is exactly the same. Never ending stretches of bright blue sky, hot to stinking hot temperatures, easterly winds during winter, and the occasional cyclone in summer.   It’s rained five times in … Continue reading

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Pilbara pubs

I love this picture. I think it sums up life in the Pilbara pretty well. This is a dog at a pub in Dampier. He’s drinking from a glass of rum and coke. Apparently he ‘likes the sugar’.   This … Continue reading

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