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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [649]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | Views [568]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [471]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | Views [1267]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | Views [1239]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | Views [563]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [837] | 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

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Views [369]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | Views [691]

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

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Views [350]

  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

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | Views [385]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [1100] | 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)

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | Views [391]

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)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Views [380]

  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 >

29/06/2013 Mine Railway Access Road (FC #8)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | Views [547]

    Packed up early and drove the 120km back t o Tom Price in time for a shower at the visitors c entre,  donned my hard hat and safety glasses and joined a t our of the mine which I had booked a few days earlier. ... Read more >

28/06/2013 Karijini NP (Dales Camp)

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | Views [265]

  Headed off along the corrugated dirt road to the western end of Karijini to the Weano Gorge day use area. Went to Junction Pool and Oxer lookouts (where 4 gorges meet), both stunning, then tagged along with a family group for the walk down ... Read more >

27/06/2013 Karijini NP (Dales Camp)

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | Views [276]

  Headed off on a lovely walk to Fortescue Falls at the bottom of Dales Gorge, then to Fern Pool where I had a swim. This pool had a small waterfall coming into it which was actually warm! After that I followed the very scenic route ... Read more >

26/06/2013 Karijini NP (Dales Camp)

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | Views [320]

  The sun was shining finally so headed off to Karijini NP, the aboriginal name given to the Hamersley Ranges which run right through the second largest National Park in WA.   Went to the Visitors C entre in the park to pay ... Read more >

25/06/2013 Tom Price (FC #7)

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | Views [465] | Comments [1]

Weather is still not good to go to Karijini and there was a lot of rain over night. Some roads are closed and the mine pit also so can't go on the mine tour. Had a $2 shower at the visitors centre and spent the day sorting, editing and uploading my ... Read more >

Tags: pilbara, tom price, western australia

24/06/2013 Tom Price (FC #6)

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Views [819]

  Unfortunately today was one of those days when nothing seems to go right. Woke up to light rain so headed off into Tom Price early to see what the road to Mount Nameless was like (for the views) but the first part of the road was mud and slush ... Read more >

Tags: pilbara, tom price, western australia

23/06/2013 Tom Price (FC #5)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | Views [930] | Comments [1]

Awoke at 6.15am and made a mad dash up the hill again to see a spectacular sunrise. Then headed back to camp to boil some water on my fire for a shower. The blue rubber mat Steve gave me came in handy as my outdoor shower mat. Did some clothes ... Read more >

Tags: pilbara, tom price, western australia

22/06/2013 Bobs Swim Waterhole (FC #4)

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | Views [1610] | Comments [1]

Bruce and Janine think they have mechanical trouble with their campervan. Ross went to help.  Spectacular drive to Paraburdoo. Stopped a lot to take photos. Greens and browns, pinks and reds, irregular shaped hills. Some wildflowers appearing ... Read more >

Tags: pilbara, western australia

21/06/2013 Beasley River (FC #3)

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | Views [993]

Woke up to a great view from my bed, the gum trees silhouetted against a beautiful sunrise. Got up to take a photo which didn't do it justice then went back to bed to admire from the window instead. All was quiet. Even the generators at the ... Read more >

Tags: beasley river, pilbara, western australia

20/06/2013 Barradale Rest Area (FC #2)

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Views [825]

Only drove 90km today. I love the colours, red (earth) and green (vegetation) with the occasional small ridge. Stopped late morning at the Barradale 24hr Rest Area on the Yannarie River. Large area with shady trees along the banks of the dry river bed.... Read more >

Tags: barradale, pilbara, western australia

19/06/2013 Bullara Station

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | Views [502]

Mid morning Jenny and I set off for the 40km return trip along the sandy track to The Exmouth Gulf where the owner Tim was building a shelter near the mangrove beach for future camping. Returned about  2pm  looking forward to ... Read more >

Tags: bullara station, gascoyne, western australia

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