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08/08/2013 Kununurra

Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | Views [105]

Although still enjoyable, our 25km paddling on day 3 was harder going as the river was wider, not flowing as fast and there wasnt much breeze. It was quite hot too and it was harder to find anywhere to stop as the banks were lined with reeds but we did ... Read more >

Tags: kimberley, kununurra, western australia


07/08/2013 Stonewall Camp, Ord river

Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | Views [110]

After breakfast we walked up to a cave then I paddled up Cooliman Creek for a look before packing up and heading for Pelican Rock Creek which didn't have much water. Some  pelicans were feeding in a circle nearby which looked funny as they all ... Read more >

Tags: kimberley, kununurra, ord river, western australia


06/08/2013 Cooliman Camp, Ord River

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | Views [142]

We were up  at 4.45am  for  6am  at the boat shed to pack our gear into barrels then a 1 hour drive with 'Macka' and the canoe trailer to the Lake Argyle Lookout with a stop on route for fuel and ice.  Lake Argyle is Australia's ... Read more >

Tags: kimberley, kununurra, ord river, western australia


05/08/2013 Kununurra

Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | Views [64]

Doing admin, registering for work, networking, packing for 3 day canoe trip.

Tags: kimberley, kununurra, western australia


04/08/2013 Kununurra

Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | Views [164]

A lazy morning then coffee and cake (thanks to Yvonne) at the Pumphouse Cafe on the Ord River, a trendy little place which reminded me of South Melbourne with its old pumps still intact inside the restaurant then we farewelled Yvonne who is flying back ... Read more >

Tags: kimberley, kununurra, western australia


03/08/2013 Kununurra

Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | Views [146]

Had a nice morning at the weekly markets where they have good mango lassies, croc spring rolls and fresh veggies from the Ord River area.   In the afternoon Freda and I caught the courtesy bus to our first rodeo. Yee ha! I didn't realize ... Read more >

Tags: kimberley, kununurra, western australia


02/08/2013 Kununurra

Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | Views [108]

Woke up to a cacophony of birdsong, crows, rosellas, hawks, black cockatoos, corellas and an egret on our campsite by the river. We headed off to the beautiful Zebedee springs again, early this time to hopefully avoid the crowds, and I bathed in ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, kununurra, western australia


01/08/2013 El Questro Station (Gibb River Road)

Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | Views [162]

Up early, had a coffee with Robert, loaned my jumper leads to Laurie to get his car started and we were on the road by  6.45am  heading for El Questro Station through the Cockburn Range and our first crossing of the Pentacost River. The road ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


31/07/2013 Home Valley Station, (Gibb River Road)

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | Views [133]

Got up early to do the Bindoola Falls walk but it was hot and dry in the Gorge so decided against it and headed back to camp for breakfast. Did a short trip with Laurie to the river camp for good views of the Cockburn Range. Lounged around the pool ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


30/07/2013 Home Valley Station (Gibb River Road)

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | Views [136]

Woke up to the crows all around the campground. Moved our camp into the shade and  Yvonne's tent was repaired. Today we just lazed around and slept by the pool.  Drove to the Cockburn Range Lookout at sunset.   Had dinner ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


29/07/2013 Home Valley Station (Gibb River Road)

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Views [172]

Yvonne woke us up  at 5am  in time for the scenic flight. Freda's car had a flat battery so we all piled into the front of mine to go to the station airstrip (all the stations have their own air strip). The plane was an 8 seater single engine ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


28/07/2013 Drysdale River Station (Kalumburu Road)

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [245]

Got up  at 5.30am , got fire going for breakfast and headed off  at 8am . The road was very corrugated and we experimented with different speeds ranging from 20kph to 60kph. There were a few creek crossings and Yvonne (AKA crocodile ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kalumburu road, kimberley, western australia


27/07/2013 Hann River (Gibb River Road) (FC #11)

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | Views [189]

The 3 of us went for morning loop walk around Mount Elizabeth Station complete with a couple of creek crossings, horses, kangaroos, wallaroos  and egrets. The  11km drive on the so called 'easy road' to a Gorge on the station property ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


26/07/2013 Mount Elizabeth Station (Gibb River Road)

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [119]

Today headed off to do the walk to Manning Gorge with Laurie who was trying to convince me to make the 600km return trip to Mitchell Falls. He was prepared  to travel with me and let the others go ahead but I would have to do the return trip ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


25/07/2013 Mount Barnett and Manning Gorge (Gibb River Road)

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Views [738]

Woke up to the birds about  6am  and headed off on a short walk along the Bell River. Tom the Polish guy was not going to Bell Gorge as he was going straight to El Questro Station. Couldn't believe he had driven all the way in there and only ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


24/07/2013 Silent Grove and Bell Gorge (Gibb River Road)

Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | Views [255]

At 7am   I headed off along the 7km stunning gorge walk and spotted some fresh water crocs sunning themselves on the banks. Lots of friendly travellers in these parts. Met up with Leo and Jude again, (from Barradale Rest Area).    ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


23/07/2013 Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek (Gibb River Road)

Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | Views [165]

Paid my car Rego by phone near the gateway to Birdwood Downs, the last phone signal point in the area, as I wasn't sure If I'd be in Kununurra by the due date.  Meanwhile the others headed off towards Silent Grove where they would stay 2 nights.... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


22/07/2013 Birdwood Downs Station (Gibb River Road)

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [154] | Comments [1]

At breakfast I met 2 ladies (Freda from Port Hedland and Yvonne from Perth) about to head off to do the 660km unsealed Gibb River Road full of gorges, rivers, cattle stations and bush camping, and the Bungle Bungles, with tents and a Subaru ... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberley, western australia


21/07/2013 Broome

Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Views [81]

Arrived in Broome mid morning in time for a look around the markets and checked into Beaches at Broome a very nice backpackers with a pool, near Cable Beach. Put up some notices at the caravan parks to see if I could tag along with anyone travelling ... Read more >


20/07/2013 Goldwire Rest Area (FC #10)

Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | Views [300]

Still windy at 80 mile beach. Headed off towards Broome and topped up my fuel at Sandfire roadhouse. Couldnt believe the queues for fuel there. Had lunch at Stanley Rest Area. Decided against Barn Hill station as it would be just as windy as 80 Mile ... Read more >

Tags: broome, kimberley, western australia


19/07/2013 80 Mile Beach

Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Views [76]

  Early start caused by a lot of movement by workers to get on the road early.  Had a look around the ship loading area of Port Hedland  and got talking to a young Singaporean guy who worked on the ships. The iron ore comes here ... Read more >


18/07/2013 South Hedland

Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | Views [82]

My decision to head off to Broome came suddenly this  morning when I awoke to my tent being buffeted in the wind. It was time to leave Karratha and my little Peninsula at  Cleaverville.  Work had not eventuated, accommodation prices ... Read more >


02/07/2013 -17/07/2013 Cleaverville (near Karratha)

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [440] | Comments [1]

After the 3 nights maximum stay at Dampier I moved with 4 others Jodi, Ian, Leo and Annie to Cleaverville  bush camp 25 km north of Karratha along a dirt road and right on the sea. My tent overlooked my own 'peninsula' complete with the brilliant ... Read more >


01/07/2013 Dampier (near Karratha)

Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Views [100]

In the morning Steve kindly showed me how to check my air filter as it can become blocked when doing a lot of dirt roads, then we headed into Karratha and after brunch with Peter, shopping and getting some info from the visitors centre we exchanged ... Read more >


30/06/2013 Mine Railway Access Road (FC #9)

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [90]

  Headed off again along  the railway access road towards Python Pool in the Millstream NP but on the way the group decided to make a detour to some other pools on Fortescue River then to Deep Reach Picnic area for lunch. There were a few ... Read more >


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