Driving from Exmouth to Point Samson, Western Australia with Zeb and Eider Duck

Driving north from Exmouth, Zeb and Eider thought this was one of the best signs ever!

One of the greatest signs ever!

One of the greatest signs ever!

Further north, we spotted these rocks.

Pile of rocks

Pile of rocks

They are just all piled up.   Rather unusual.   We continue to see the many termite hills.

More termite hills

More 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.

Indian Ocean by our cabin

Indian Ocean by our cabin

Aren’t these flowers beautiful?

Flowers in front of our cabin

Flowers in front of our cabin

They are growing by the front of our cabin.   How can these trees grow and not fall down?

Growing sideways?

Growing sideways?

Leaving Onslow, still heading north, we find an Iron Ore mining area.   The real mining area is fenced, but we see this plaque.

Plaque for Mr. Algy Patterson

Plaque for Mr. Algy Patterson

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.

Iron Ore being mined

Iron Ore being mined

Further north, we observed this unusual sculpture.

Unusual sculpture

Unusual sculpture

We stop at Point Samson and admire the lighthouse near our room.

Lighthouse at Point Samson

Lighthouse at Point Samson

These ships are lined up for the docks at Port Hedland.

Ships lined up for Port Hedland

Ships lined up for 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.

Path to beach at Indian Ocean

Path to beach at Indian Ocean

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.

Honoring World War I Veterans at Roebuck

Honoring World War I Veterans at Roebuck

This one honors all fallen veterans.

Honoring all veterans. Roebuck, Western Australia

Honoring all veterans. Roebuck, Western Australia

At a rest area we again were amazed at the way trees can grow.

How can they grow like this?

How can they grow like this?

We also love the white bark.   Here is another sculpture by the side of the road.

Unusual road side sculpture

Unusual road side sculpture

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.

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