Driving north from Exmouth, Zeb and Eider thought this was one of the best signs ever!
Further north, we spotted these rocks.
They are just all piled up. Rather unusual. We continue to see the many termite hills.
There are thousands of hills, so there must be millions of termites?? Arriving in Onslow, we decide to spend the night here. Our rooms are on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Aren’t these flowers beautiful?
They are growing by the front of our cabin. How can these trees grow and not fall down?
Leaving Onslow, still heading north, we find an Iron Ore mining area. The real mining area is fenced, but we see this plaque.
The nearby bridge over the road is the Patterson Bridge, named for Mr. Algy Patterson, respected elder of the Kuruma and Marthudunera people. Much land in this part of Australia was owned by the aboriginal people and now Australia calls them traditional owners and they are involved in the use of the land. This is the case at the iron ore mining site. This is the Mesa A/Warramboo mine. Red dirt shows the work being done and the heavy red color of the soil, an indicator of iron ore.
Further north, we observed this unusual sculpture.
We stop at Point Samson and admire the lighthouse near our room.
These ships are lined up for the docks at Port Hedland.
The ships will take iron ore to Asia. We use this path to get to our beach on the Indian Ocean at Point Samson.
The next town, heading north, is Roebuck. We really liked these memorials for Australia’s military heroes. This one is for those that perished during World War I.
This one honors all fallen veterans.
At a rest area we again were amazed at the way trees can grow.
We also love the white bark. Here is another sculpture by the side of the road.
We don’t know what it is, but it captured our attention. Today we have shown you some of the scenery we liked driving up the coast. Next time we will take you to 80 Mile Beach on the Indian Ocean.