Went to the Hullabaloo Coffee Shop for breakfast and met some nice people who offered to take us into Karratha on Monday. Only 17 klms but apparently a $100 cab fare.
This is Red Dog territory, the real Red Dog was based in Dampier. The yacht club barmaid was telling us 2 months ago Bryan Brown spent the afternoon in the bar as he was in town filming the prequel to Red Dog. There is a monument to RD when you drive into Dampier.
Had my first warm, fresh shower since Cairns today, clothes received a proper laundry wash, not hand wash. The boat ramp adjacent to the club was busy all day and it seems that if you don’t have a 4wd, tandem trailer and appropriately large trailable boat that requires signage saying oversize you don’t rate in Dampier. Intended to have dinner at the yacht club, but the top deck was booked with a wedding so we went to the Dampier Mermaid Hotel.
Sunday we bunkered fuel and water at the yacht club pontoon. Had dinner on the yacht club top deck and met Brad who operates a charter boat, does boat licensing and is on the club committee.
On Monday Felicia took us into Karratha for victualling , pick up some hardware and fill the gas bottle. Great hospitality here in Dampier. Leaving for Steamboat Island in the morning and will probably be out of internet range for a few days till we get to Exmouth.