It had taken us almost 10 hours to drive from Exmouth to Tom Price. Considering the ongoing inclement weather we opted for a powered site at the only caravan park in Tom Price.
We managed to get the still wet canvas up and decided leave the extra tarp off this time before collapsing into bed exhausted after a long day.
The next day we went into town. We visited the information center and discussed our plans.
Tom Price is a mining town, home to the largest open cut mine in Australia. Iron Ore is the prized possession here. We considered doing a tour after missing out when we were in Kalgoorlie but opted not to due to our budget constraints.
Next we went to the supermarket and stocked up on food. Now that Easter had passed the chocolate eggs were on special and we stocked up on $1 cadbury egg packs and 50c humpty dumpty eggs!
We were all set for hitting Karijini National Park the next day. We checked the weather forecast again. This miserable weather front would be remaining with us. We decided to wait one more day in Tom Price before heading to the National Park where we would be reliant on solar for our power.
A quiet day in camp, but with occasional breaks in the cloud and rain we managed to get some much needed washing done.
The next day broke with light cloud cover, but finally no rain! We broke camp quickly and were excited to be on our way.
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