Saturday, 12 December 2015

Heading South

Pardoo Roadhouse is south of 80 mile Beach in Western Australia.  It's a place where you can buy a loaf of fresh bread (frozen), an odd thing or two such as a meal, it has a caravan park, accommodation also, most importantly is has fuel.
Pardoo is about 460km from Broome in WA.
In the cyclone season (Summer) Pardoo has been known to be near flattened to the ground a few times.
There is a Pardoo Station as well, you can read about the history of it [ here ], but scroll down the page to - History -. 


Scenery from 80 mile beach to Pardoo, WA  (taken as travelling)




 Inside the shop - nothing flash! 



Closer view of the entrance of the shop.


The map of Western Australia, and Pardoo Station.

37 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret,
    What a great place. Amazing to see that area and the colors of the landscape.
    Nice to see that shop for foodstuff.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  2. Remote doesn't even begin to describe the place - very interesting! Do they charge a lot more for fuel in that spot as you are essentially a captive market or is it regulated with you?

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    1. Depending on their remoteness. Most places up that way are more expensive. The fuel is not regulated. We, as do may take their own fuel and fill up the drums when cheape. Failing that we have to pay what is asked. We leave our driver's licence or credit card before we purchase, collect on paying.

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  3. So interesting when you share the places you visit!

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  4. I bet that by the time you actually did manage to purchase some freshly baked bread after consuming frozen, it must have tasted wonderful.

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    1. Rosemary, nothing like freshly baked bread. It was to come.

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  5. We do live in a beautiful country. It would take a special type of person to be able to live in Pardoo all year round though (or any of the remote places).

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    1. It's truly beautiful the places and areas i have seen so much we don't see because it's just so vast for one country.
      Would definitely take special people to live in all remote areas for any lenght of time.
      A lot of people in the Roadhouses or such, work long and hard hours, make their money and leave. Some stay.

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  6. You may well be travelling south but you are still a very long way north at this point.

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    1. A very long way Andrew. Some 6,000 klms from Broome to Tasmania! (about)

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  7. Margaret I love your photos so interesting and different from Europe.

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  8. The vehicles at the Pardoo Roadhouse and shop would suggest that there are many "Nomads" - grey or not so grey on the roads.
    All looks very neat and tidy, so the proprietors of this Service/Roadhouse/Shop are to be commended.
    The Countryside as expected is not too hospitable - even for beef cattle and they would have to be the heat resistant breeds - Brahmans.
    I can imagine even "roos" turning their noses up about living in that area of NW Australia. Really "The Never-Never" country!
    Great report and photos.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: Your cold Tassie weather has reached here - temp. here down dramatically
    from what it was this time yesterday morning (6.30 am). Thanks for sharing your weather, much appreciated.

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    1. Ooops - I meant "there are many MORE "Nomads" - grey or not so grey on the roads".
      Yes - MORE ,MORE and MORE!!!!!

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    2. Lot's of 'Never, Never' country in Australia Colin, much more than we realise.
      Most are Grey Nomads with Caravans. Not a lot of 'just cars/4 wheel drives' on the road as there is accommodation but you would want to gave to stop there. Much longer drives for decent accommodation.

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  9. This looks like a remote and intriguing place to stop for food and fuel.

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  10. Are your first two shots of what remained of an orchard?

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    1. Oh no. What is there in the photo is the only thing that will grow. It's on the edge of a desert.

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  11. 'Inside the shop, nothing flash', but still a very welcome sight after hours of nothing but gorgeous scenery.

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    1. A shop out there is always welcome. Time for a rest and a walk around...also food :)

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  12. Thanks for the little map with your subject pinpointed. So interesting to associate it with your photos in my mind. I love the first two of the general landscape. I imagine after so much time alone on the road, travelers are happy to visit with others at the fuel stops and caravan parks as well as purchase food and fuel.

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    1. I thought I'd was about time I put a map on my post. If it was me with someone else's blog, I wouldn't have a clue where they had been unless I looked it up. Except for the very obvious.
      When we are all at the fuel stops, most don't talk due to having to more out of the way so the next person can get fuel, and whatever at the shop. Occasionally if not too many people then a conversations.

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  13. They are beautiful landscapes of this tour . The image of the store, is seen with great clarity , although of to not use the flash.

    Kisses

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    1. I can't remember if I used a flas inside the shop.
      It's different scenery and changes every now and then..

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  14. It's wonderful seeing our country through your lens, Margaret...thank you. :)

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    1. You are welcome. Photography is a hobby like it is for many.

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