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We are rather sad to be leaving this beautiful camp spot but as they say, onward and upward, keep heading north.
Today we are going to Port Gregory where there is a pink lake, yes, you heard me right, the lake is pink. Now what wonder of nature has turned this lake pink or is it another human intervention. In this case, it really is a wonder of nature, the lake is a natural source of beta carotene, the same stuff that make carrots orange. I remember seeing a TV series some years ago where a district nurse in the Scottish outback had three children visit her. She though they all had Jaundice but no matter what she did their yellow skin stayed. It turned out that they did not have much money for food but knew where there was an abundance of carrots and that is all they had eaten for ages.
We drove through Northampton, now this Northampton was a one street affair with a few shops and a population of 813. No fear of getting lost here or caught up on ring roads, one way streets, traffic jams etc which one would find happening in Northampton, UK. We missed the main turning for Port Gregory, goodness know how, but never mind there is an unsealed road up ahead which will take us to our destination.
Blast, 20 minutes down the unsealed road and both our sat-navs died, the fuse for Winston's lighter socket has blown. Time to pull over, rake out the manual and find where the fuses are hidden etc. As much as we like to be away from people we don't quite seem to be able to do without our technology - sat-navs, cameras, laptops etc and we have this amazing converter which looks like a regular three socket adaptor we use in the real world. We have been using this to keep all our batteries charged
|Sorting the blow fuse|
|Me larking on|
|Pink Lake - Hutt Lagoon|
|Our skid marks sliding into the bushes below|
|Winston's home for the night|
Two sunsets pics for you to end this blog entry with.