Barn Hill Station
Barn Hill Station is at the other end of ten kilometres of red sand track that heads west off the highway about 120 km south of Broome. It is a working cattle station; we know that for a fact because we came across one of the station bulls on the track on our way in! The weather is a balmy 30*C and the sun is glinting on the endless blue sea. Lots of the people staying here have been here for 3 months… or 6 months; they just come up for the winter and stay here. I can understand why, it is very peaceful and so beautiful. We think we have the best spot in the campground, with a fantastic uninterrupted sea view and lovely shady trees.
The beach is just superb, with wide sandy expanses, all backed by amazing red cliff with interesting and sculptural rock formations at either end of the beach. You can walk for miles. When we rounded one of the headlands at the far end of the beach, we were amazed to find a huge cave carved out of the rocks by the wave action. Unfortunately for you, I didn’t take the camera, so you won’t see it until you come to Barn Hill!
The amenities here are a bit different, there is no roof on the showers and toilets, so you can get an all-over suntan while you shower, and a shower of gum tree flowers and leaves on you while you sit on the loo!
The beaches face west in Western Australia (strangely enough) so you do get lots of amazing sunsets over the ocean, such as this one…
While I was off photographing the sunset on the beach, Peter was entertaining the crowd with his trumpet. In the camp, there is a bush poet who sometimes recites here in the evening, and he invited Peter to join him and play a bit of music. The bush poet is very good, and knows heaps of the old classic bush poetry, as well as quite a few good ones of his own. He was very entertaining and quite funny, and everybody had a good time and didn’t want the evening to end.
As I have been updating this, there is lots of laughing and yelling going on outside so I went out to investigate, and there is a very lively bowls match going on.