Perth to Exmouth, Western Australia
Alrighty, well my little bro showed up for this trip, so it was a great time. we spent 14 days travelling from perth to exmouth.
I will start with the small issues, like temperature, its was reading 47c in the wagon in the shade during the day, that poor wagon was still holding 90 on the highway with a full load. it was impressive.
most issues have been sorted out, I had 2 issues, both were from aftermarket parts.
issue 1 was my dual battery system was blowing fuses then melted the holders, cheap parts that came witha kit, so I ended up at a auto parts store and bought quality holders and some high amp fuses, problem solved, cold beer every night.
issue 2 was my aftermarket Aux tank had a failed transfer pump, which pissed me off, I will be calling the company cause this was the first time I used it, a bit of a down since I had to carry 60L of fuel around without access to it. but the minute i pulled in the driveway after the trip the pump actually broke in half and dump about 6 liters of diesel on the driveway.. awesome.
a third issue, whihc wasnt really an issue was that the waeco can only do 50 degrees below ambient in its insulated bag, so with it touching above 50 in the sun I had to shut my freezer down, so no ice cream... we almost turned around at that point. haha.
The wagon did run like a champ though, through the heat with a heavy load, basically, 300kg over gmv... oops. but really I can live with that small issue as it doesnt sag and handles the weight fine.
So now onto the photos,
Here we go, leaving perth and ready to roll:
Lots of highway:
We had one little issue with my EGT gauge, it popped out. oops. quick fix, 5 minutes and away we went:
We stopped at the pinnicles:
And were back on the road, about another 80kms up the road is stockman caves, there about a 500meter cave system under the landscape. cool place. last time I was here the bees kept me out. this time it was clear to enter. win win:
A few more shots covering the highway till the camp site:
Heading to camp: bit of a fun drive:
Own beach for the night:
When youre free camping the sunsets are always better:
Waiting for the shot:
Day 2 was a quick stop at Lucky bay, jsut south of Kalbari, it was not as good as I hoped, a little to early in the year to be there due to the weather.
I lost my koala off the front, it bothered me, so I replaced him, This koala is from the Royal Flying Doctor, so its win win, supporting a good cause
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