Things started to get interesting south of Broome.
In short, the Pilbara is the kind of beautiful desert I'd been hoping to see in Australia right from the start. Magnificent panoramas at every turn, not too many people, good weather, amazing wildflowers.
After that, it seems that it would be hard to go any better, but boom, the wildflowers really started to go atomic once we drove to Steep Point, the westernmost point of Australia. And further south, east of Kalbarri, they got so intense that I can hardly believe it's a naturally occuring feature and not the kind of planting that would take ten Martha Stewarts ten years per ten km to do. It's amazing, absolutely amazing, and truly worth a visit if you have a thing for breathtaking desert vistas and profusions, explosions, infestations of wildflowers, most of which are unbelievable in that they don't look like anything you've ever seen before.
All this beauty can be a bit exhausting. I'm going to go take a nap now.