Carnarvon Australia with Zeb and Eider Duck

It was raining when Zeb, Eider, and the humans left Monkey Mia in Shark Bay, Western Australia.   The road was flooded in places, but we were able to drive through.

They drove through the water. So did we!

They drove through the water. So did we!

Apparently the roads flood a lot in the rainy season, and also in the drier winter.  This was a common sign along the road.

Common sign along the road

Common sign along the road

We are still driving north and decided to spend the night in Carnarvon.    Carnarvon is famous for its great climate and banana plantations.   Carnarvon is the commercial center for the rich Gascoyne district.   We went to the historic One Mile Jetty, built by Matthew Price in 1897.

Carnarvon's One Mile Jetty

Carnarvon’s One Mile Jetty

It was built to accommodate State Ships bringing supplies and passengers from Perth and allow the export of livestock and wool from the region.   Today there is great fishing from the jetty.   Nearby is the water tower lookout.

Water Tower Lookout

Water Tower Lookout

From this lookout we saw great views of the mouth of the mighty Gascoyne River.

Indian Ocean from Water tower lookout

Indian Ocean from Water tower lookout

There is also a Railway Museum here.   We liked this restored G-Class dropside railcar from 1884.

Drop side rail car

Drop side rail car

This information carriage was not open when we were here.

Information carriage

Information carriage

These vehicles were interesting.

We like these

We like these

This wagon was much taller then Zeb and Eider.

Big wagon

Big wagon

We especially liked this Coffee Pot train.

Looks like a fun ride

Looks like a fun ride

We could not stay longer in Carnarvon, but it was a very nice and interesting town on the Indian Ocean.

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