We spent the morning at the Broome market which was a big market of art and craft then headed 50k's south to Barn Hill station where we were to spend the next few days with Harry and Helen. The road in was 10k of dirt and we expected the camp to be fairly quiet...incorrect. Barn Hill seems to be the place the grey nomads congregate with the promise of good fishing and socializing. The camp is run very well and we lucked upon the Sunday three course roast dinner with entertainment for $15! It was amusing to see the 100 people in the audience almost all get up in unison around us to create a massive que as soon as grub was presented, it just resulted in everyone having to stand in the que for 15 minutes instead of sitting until it was their tables turn...don't want to miss out on possible crackle!
Our table full of textas and paper, others tables complete with tablecloths and placemats, folded napkins and some even with tea light candles. Here are a couple of the drawings the kids created of them fishing with some bloke, I know it's not me because of the small guns and that guys has actually caught a fish.
The beach at Barn Hill was a little different to the rest we've encountered, shore breaking waves which stirs up a lot of sand, not amazing for swimming. However after the first day was spent making sandcastles utilizing the rock scattered around the the kids hit pay dirt with the rock pools for the rest of our time there.
Harry and I decided to head down to the next bay called Port Smith which we discovered was a bitter rival to Barn Hill, the lovely las wasn't even going to allow us access to the beach even though we offered money. A good thing our smooth talking got us in there as Harry got a good pair of Trevally that cooked up a treat. I spent my time frothing the water with the fly and successfully spooking every fish in sight, nice spot for it though.The rock formation back on the Barn Hill beach was unique and the last sunset was a good opportunity to toy with the camera lens Pete kindly lent us for the rest of the trip.