Kalgoorlie (25th Jan)

 

 

 

We arrived in Kalgoorlie after spending the night at a free camp spot at Kambolda, the weather was much more comfortable and we decided to stay at the Discovery caravan park in Kalgoorlie, once we were set up we went and had a look at the Super Pit and some of the sights of Kalgoorlie,

Super Pit

Super Pit

Super Pit

Super Pit

The main reason for going to Kalgoorlie was to catch up with our next door neighbor, Damian his girlfriend and there family, it was good to see them again and we had a great nights BBQ and a few drinks before leaving Kalgoorlie, it seams we took some Tassie weather with us as it rained for 3 day’s dropping 120 mm we were lucky that the roads re open just as we were leaving to Esperance, I thought we were going to float away there for a minute in the caravan park only the tops of the concrete slabs were showing above the flood water, if there was much more rain maybe Kalgoorlie would have the biggest swimming pool instead of Super pit 🙂

Damo, Kendal, Rae and Jesse.

Damo, Kendal, Rae and Jesse.

At the back of the caravan park

At the back of the caravan park

We took in the tour of the Oldest stall Brothel in Australia its still a working brothel and the tour was good, Carmel the madam took the tour through the history of the town and the changes to hay street where all the brothels were conducting business.

Questa Casa

Questa Casa

the next day we went for walk around the Kalgoorlie Museum which gave us good information on how the gold region was developed and the hardships of the people who came to Kalgoorlie to make there fortune,
Kalgoorlie known as the Golden Mile is considered to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet.

Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie

Banners in the Museum

Banners in the Museum

One of the rooms above the narrowest pub's in Australia

One of the rooms above the narrowest pub’s in Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all from Kalgoorlie, Thanks to Damo, Kendal, Rae and Jesse for your warm hospitality.

8 Comments

  1. Christine and Peter

    Hello again we were in Kalgoorlie last year, but didn’t have all that rain, you will love Esperance and the rest of the SW take care and travel safe.

    • it wasn’t what we expected to see, all that rain i’m guessing it was good for the farmers. thanks for the post.

  2. Karla little

    Hi robyn and john I have just come across your web site and think it is wonderful thanks so much for showing us your travels and your photos are really good I love your dog is it hard to travel with a pet we wish to take ours when we head off.
    Karla.

    • thanks for dropping in and saying hello karla, no its not hard to travel with Jock he adjusted to life on the road very well, my only fear is when we finish the trip and go home he will miss all the new places and smells, my advice is take your pet on short trips before you head off on the big one and see how your pet travels 🙂

  3. Geoff & Sharon

    Hi Guy, love your journal, it feels like we are there with you, cant wait for the next entry.

  4. Amanda

    Bit slow of the mark this time . Thank you so much for catching up with Damo ,Kendal and family it meant a lot to Damo he couldn’t stop talking about it . Great photos once again lots of rain which was a bugger for you guys but its about time it passed over tassie lol . Robyn looked a bit lost in the jaws lol .grat to read the history on Kalgoorlie very fascinating . Take and safe travels luv the Cooney’s xxxx

    • Hello Mandy it was good to see Damo again and meet Kendal’s family, it was great to catch up, the weather was a bit strange, we were expecting to feel more of the same dry and hot weather as the Nullarbor and not to be floating around in water all part of the experience 🙂 thanks for posting and keep well the Congo’s xx

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