We packed up and went on our way, a long drive ahead.
Port Hedland first then decide while on our way where to camp for the night.
Fueling up point as we left Karijini was not too far up the road, Auski Roadhouse impressive size for where it was but when thinking about it equipped for travelers and truckies alike.
A bit of a surprise on the way to Hedland, oversized load made us pull up and stop while it went past, however it was not just the one but 3 dump trucks for the mines, Nathan was impressed with the size and all I cared about was trying to work out which mine they were heading for.
Departing Karijini Eco Retreat
Departing Karijini National Park
We got into Port Hedland and worked out where the post office and laundromat was and we split up to tackle our very important tasks, Hot water system at the post office (I had received notification it had arrived) and clean clothes.
While in Karijini only Nathan and I had service for our phones, so once our group got into service range for their phones, one member of our party got distracted and our stop in Port Hedland although short could have been much shorter as our divide and conker tactic failed. Hot water system picked up we went to the laundromat which was part of the shopping centre, we started loading our washing into the machines, 4 washers and 4 dryers and some were already in use. The boys ducked into the shops to replenish our supplies and they worked out how far we would get out of Port Hedland. The decision not to setup camp and book accommodation was made as it was late in the day and setting up camp and cooking dinner was not something any of us were keen to do. Sandfire Roadhouse where we booked shuts it's doors at night and if we did not make it in time we would be camping in the bush, so the push was on to get on the move