Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Night 83 - Carnarvon

We had planned on staying at Quobba however the wind was so strong and it would have been awful there, so we had a slight change of plans. Driving south towards Carnarvon accross the Tropic of Capricorn (didnt get a photo as we left the camera in the van, duh!).

On the north side of Carnarvon are the farmers markets so that was our first stop. Amazing local produce so of course we stocked up. We got a box of strawberries, 2 eggplant, a zucchini, a cucumber, a bag of beans, a bag of chilli, a bag of bananas all for $15. We would have done some picking but they didnt have any jobs going, the kids could have earned their keep!

Kids were very happy with their box of strawberries:

They ate 3/4 of the box and the rest are frozen so we can have them with ice cream. Yummo!

We drove into Carnarvon and had a little look around and found a caravan park. We stayed at the Big 4 because the kids were free (thats a first!), cost us about $38 for the night. It was nothing special.

Next stop was Woolies, a real supermarket! I have not seen a real supermarket for a month so I was on a high, Craig told me I was sad! After shopping at corner stores and very expensive IGA's I was stoked to see a bit of variety. As we walked in they had a special 'fill a bag of fruit and veg for $1', we filled 2 bags and now we have so much fruit and veg I hope we can eat it all before it goes bad. We filled a trolley of food then went to buy some wine, the back of the car was jam packed. We felt like The Beverly Hillbillies!

Carnarvon is a nice little coastal town with all the fruit and vege growers on the banks of the Gascoyne River. One night is enough for us though, Monkey Mia is calling...cant wait to see dolphins again.