Monday, April 4, 2011

Your rightbrain is needed to enjoy Karratha

It's now bit cool in Karratha, the temperature is 27.6°C with winds of 37 km/h, and according to weather forecast temperatures will drop to 15°C tonight.

Its unusual cool and windy, while in previous nights were hot. Then my thought went to other friends who were spent the month of fasting here, just a few months ago, huh ... definitely need more patience than usual.

Yep, Karratha? where is it? Perhaps not many know. Some residents in Australia, if mentioned Karratha generally will say: "you must have melted there", lol. Well Karratha itself is on the north-west of Darwin. It took 2 hours flight from Perth or 22 hours drive.

People say not many things you can do here and apparently yes. This is true if you are hoping that the it same as any other city in Australia such as Perth the sparkling at night, bustling full of people who traveling or shopping.

Place where I live less than 5 minutes drive from the city, but do not imagine the big city, it only takes less than 5 minutes to get through the long line of the city on foot. But although small is quite complete, there is a supermarket, there are 2 banks, 1 police station, 1 post office, 1 hospital, a courthouse, a public swimming pool, an airport, a rental DVD/VCD rentals, few ordinary hotel but the price is extremely expensive, a complex of schools, anyway the amount if not 1 then 2.

Talking about home this should be a little mending, sits overlooking the Nickol Bay, where the tip of the gulf is lying down from north to south, a promontory that is Burrup Peninsula. Overlooking the bay? it should be beautiful eeh, but did not. Since the height of our house is almost parallel to the surface of the sea, perhaps only a difference of 1 meter above sea level, so her blue bay is not visible, as it is covered by grass or shrubs over 1 meter, which seems only practical Burrup Peninsula which lie in the black at night, or red of iron ore during the day. It took place a few feet higher to enjoy the beauty of Karratha.

So if you want to enjoy Karratha yes indeed need another way. Need a little touch of the right brain. People here have entertainment that according to Indonesian friends is not such an interesting one. It is Staircase to the Moon, is an illusion created by a full moon rising over the mudflat on a low tide. The effect is breathtaking and create illusion of a Staircase leading to the moon. I smiled at the first time read the description on the brochure at visitor center, the voilaa... this is another way to enjoy it. On some dates, people are flocking, and some even use the bus, leading to the Hearson's Cove or Cossak, sitting alongside a beach while drinking, then enjoying the moon...

This is one of the evening i felt relax, enjoying Nickol Bay and the Burrup Peninsula accompanied a glass of hot tea while my tummy is deadly full with steaks. 

My view falls on the Burrup Peninsula which lies beautifully. This view is occasionally disturbed by traffic plane that landed in the south of Nickol Bay. But it's getting more quiet as the night goes. Imagined once there, the locals (Aboriginal) to paint the rocks, perhaps while frolic in the wind and the moon.According to the Heritage Council of Western Australia in July 2007 more than 700 archaeological sites are stored there, and more than 10,000 rock paintings (petroglyphs).

Well thats all for now, enjoy your own journey!


ChugyGogog said...

Selamat malam Um dah lama ga brkunjung ke blog ini....!!!

makin asik aja ni postingannya. sukses selalu.

bill said...

I don't now what is it Karratha. the temperature outside pointing to 27.6 ° C - this is good.


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