Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 53. Windjana Gorge to Barnett River Gorge

Oh no it rained a lot last night! This was a pain but this would be the start of, and reason for many of the adventures to come on the Gibb River Road. We headed north to return to the Gibb aiming for Bell … Continue reading

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Day 52. Fitzroy Crossing to Windjana Gorge

It rained last night and bits of the campground were under water, well maybe just really large puddles. The funniest was a massive 5th wheeler van which was completely surrounded. I don’t know if they had to pay more for … Continue reading

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Day 51. Derby to Fitzroy Crossing

All very excited we left Derby for the famous Gibb River Road. If you haven’t heard of it, it is an old drovers track 647 km long and runs between Derby in the west to Wyndum in the east. It … Continue reading

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Day 50. Derby – Horizontal Falls

We went on an adrenaline packed day trip today to the Horizontal Falls, in the Buccaneer Archipelago. The falls occur because of the massive tidal flow in this area (~12 metre tides) When the water flows through two narrow gaps  in the land, 20 and 12 … Continue reading

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Day 49. Broome to Derby

Packing up took a bit longer today as the majority of the stuff was out of the van and we had to do a mega shop to last us for the next 2-3 weeks as we set off for the … Continue reading

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Day 48. Broome

Tom took the car into be serviced this morning so we were carless for a bit. We walked to the town beach and had a look at the Pioneer’s Cemetery and the old jetty. Follow these topics: Western Australia

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Day 47. Cape Leveque to Broome

Packed up this morning with everything pretty damp. But that was the easy bit. The drive back was interesting to say the least. There were no more corrugations on the unsealed part of the road. Instead, they were replaced with … Continue reading

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Day 46.Cape Leveque – Bundi’s Spear Making Tour

This morning we were all off to meet Bundi for his legendary spear making tour. Everyone we know who has done the big trip said we must. Bundi is an Aboriginal elder and his land includes where Kooljiman is. The … Continue reading

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Day 45. Cape Leveque

After such a strenuous day yesterday we thought we might get off our butts and do something today. A short drive took us to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. This is the oldest Australian run pearl farm, and is the only working … Continue reading

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Day 44. Cape Leveque

We really didn’t do too much today. The morning was spent at the beach on the eastern side – a repeat of yesterday but add books and shade cloth. We were only moved on by the in coming tide. Back … Continue reading

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