Day 1 of the Journey to Fitzroy Crossing, WA: Fulfilling a Bucket List Dream

Every now and then, life presents us with the chance to check off a long-cherished item from our bucket list. For me, that moment arrived when I was offered the opportunity to head  to Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, to assist with a food event.

My journey officially began on a sunny Sunday in Dimboola, Victoria. Setting out from home around lunchtime, I couldn't resist making a pit stop at Coonalpyn, a local eatery renowned for its chili con carne jaffles. This is always a staple stop on our journey to Adeliade.

My next destination was Adelaide, where my dear chef friend Billie generously offered me a place to stay for the night.As always she cooked up a feast: a Caesar salad and lamb cooked to perfection on her Weber grill. After a few glasses of wine, shared stories, and a wonderful evening, I retired to the caravan early to rest up for the next leg of the journey.

Early Rise and Flight to Perth

The next morning, I woke up before the sun, around 3 AM, ready to get on the road and head to the airport to drop off the car. The anticipation of exploring Western Australia kept me awake and alert.

Arriving in Perth at 7:30 AM local time,on the plane ride we were fed breaky: quinoa pancakes with a chicken sausage, chutney, and sides of potato and kale. It was a delicious and energizing way to start the day. 

Broome Bound

After a leisurely three-hour layover at Perth Airport, I boarded my flight to Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Broome is known for its stunning beaches, rich indigenous culture, and unique landscapes.

Touching down in Broome at 2 PM, I checked into my hotel and took a moment to familiarize myself with this picturesque coastal town. My body needed a walk so I headed to the jetty, where I marveled at the breathtaking views. I decided to treat myself to some tuna ceviche and ginger beer at Monteiths, a local eatery, as a way to unwind after a long day of travel.

With the day's adventures behind me, I decided to turn in early, around 6 PM, eagerly anticipating the excitement that awaited me in Fitzroy Crossing on Tuesday. Plan is to pick up the hire car, pick up essentials and then the team of Fervor food in the afternoon from the airport then the four hour drive to Fitzroy Crossing. Bring on the food adventure. 

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