Let me sum up how much Jamie didn’t like Port Hedland: When we stopped at the Sandfire Roadhouse to top off our gas tank, she said, “We should have stayed here instead.”
Fact is, we almost did exactly that. When I was planning this trip I saw that we had a short day driving to Port Hedland so I looked at the map and tried to figure out if there was another place to stay a couple hours further down the road.
The Sandfire Roadhouse looked promising, yet hideous. I Googled and Googled but could find neither an email address nor a telephone number. Since I had no way of contacting them, I erred on the side of caution and opted for lovely Port Hedland.
Who knew we’d prefer an aptly-named place like the Sandfire Roadhouse to the region’s largest town?