After leaving Warmun we continued along the Great Northern Highway back towards Kununurra. We had made a booking in town from Saturday, so we spent Friday night at the Cockburn Rest Area, 45km east Kununurra. This was actually quite a nice spot. Someone had left firewood, so David cranked up the fire while I cooked dinner and we sat in front of the fire listening to Geelong versus Hawthorn on the radio.
We wanted to get back to Kununurra early Saturday morning to buy some sandles that I had seen the previous weekend at the local market but the lady had not had my size. She told me to come back early the next Saturday to get them.
All packed and ready to leave the rest area we started to drive only to hear a loud grating noise coming from the camper trailer brakes. Further inspection with the help of a fellow camper, Roger (and his wife Carol) and another bloke in a big bus, we determined that the magnet in the driver's side brake of the trailer was broken. The men helping were able to stop the noise and said we'd be fine to make it the 45km into Kununurra. With many thanks to these two parties, we hit the road.