Monthly Archives: July 2016

Day 55 – Sandstone

25th July, 2016. Having heard what a nice town Sandstone is we decided to take a day trip there from Cue taking the short route of 103kms of quite good dirt road, with just a few areas of washouts along … Continue reading

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Day 54 – Walga Rock & Big Bell Ghost town

24th July, 2016. There is quite a bit to see in the area around Cue with Walga (known as Walgahna to the Indigenous people) Rock and Big Bell township being among the more notable. Our first stop was the ghost … Continue reading

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Days 53-56 – Cue and surrounds

23rd-26th July, 2016. We had only a very short drive of 20kms from Lake Nallan to our next stop at the town of Cue. We had heard great reports about this Council owned park and it did not disappoint with … Continue reading

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Day 51 – Lake Nallan

21st-22nd July, 2016. We had heard about Lake Nallan from friends who had camped there around 6 weeks earlier. At that time there was no water in the lake but they enjoyed their stay nevertheless. Luckily for us there had … Continue reading

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Day 50 – Gascoyne River Middle Branch

20th July, 2016. After leaving Karijini National Park, we headed south east to the mining town of Newman where we planned to fuel up and stock up on groceries. There was nothing very remarkable about the town and we took … Continue reading

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Day 49 – Karijini National Park Day 5

19th July, 2016. Our last day in Karijini and it was a lovely day. Erich’s morning walk. And finally a great shot of Circular Pool with no shadows. We decided today would be the day to do the Dales Gorge … Continue reading

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Day 48 – Karijini National Park Day 4

18th July, 2016. Today was declared to be washing day as we were a bit “gorged-out” at this stage and my thigh muscles were protesting at being overworked. All the photos were taken within walking distance from camp. Zebra Finches. … Continue reading

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Day 47 – Karijini National Park Day 3

17th July, 2016. Today we decided to explore more of the gorges on the other side of the National Park but first Erich went for an early walk to try to capture Circular Pool in good light. Unfortunately the shadows … Continue reading

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Day 46 – Karijini National Park Day 2

16th July, 2016. We packed lunch and set off on the approximately 110km drive to Hamersley Gorge. The rock formations pictured below were very common along Karijini Drive and I had tried to photograph them from the car yesterday but … Continue reading

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Day 45 – Karijini National Park Day 1

15th July, 2016. It was a quick run down the highway to the turnoff towards Karijini National Park where we arrived at around 9.30am. There were a few vans queued ahead of us checking in with the Camp Hosts but … Continue reading

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Day 44 – Albert Tognolini Rest Area

14th July, 2016. We are gradually getting closer to our planned stay at Karijini National Park but, as it is still school holidays, we are taking our time in the hope it will not be too crowded when we arrive. … Continue reading

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Days 41-43 – Indee Station Stay

11th – 13th July, 2016. Our week at 80 Mile Beach was at an end so we headed off to Port Hedland to replenish supplies before heading south east to Indee Station. As we planned to stay for 3 nights, … Continue reading

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Days 34-40 – 80 Mile Beach

4th – 10th July, 2016. Originally we had thought of staying at Barn Hill Station after leaving Broome’s Gateway, however School Holidays put paid to that idea. Apparently the unpowered area at Barn Hill is huge. Nevertheless it was completely … Continue reading

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Days 32-34 – Broome’s Gateway

2nd – 4th July, 2016. After disembarking from our plane in Broome where we were collected by minibus and taken to Odyssey Expeditions secure yard where our vehicle had been stored for the duration of the cruise, we made it … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 9

1st July, 2016. It’s with mixed feelings that we greet the day. On the one hand, our last day aboard Odyssey but on the other hand an exciting day ahead with a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls landing at Mitchell … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 8

30th June, 2016. It was an early start to catch the high tide to allow us to get to this freshwater swimming hole. It was certainly the easiest waterhole walk of all. The water was not very deep but very … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 7

29th June, 2016.   It certainly was an amazing sunrise, in part due to smoke over the area. More stunning coastline. First stop today was the site of the Mermaid Boab Tree in Careening Bay. The boab tree in the … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 6

28th June, 2016. Another full day ahead. Another pristine beach. One of our fellow passengers was a little unsteady on his feet and needed some assistance to get back to firm land. While I was enjoying my dip, Erich wandered … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 5

27th June, 2016. More of the same but it doesn’t get boring! Raising the anchor. The crew is meticulous about cleaning the anchor chains each time the anchor is raised. Another beautiful day in paradise. Even the whales are up … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 4

26th June, 2016. Another beautiful start to the day. Today’s schedule. We loved Bob’s illustrations each day. We really did see a Hammerhead Shark too. Heading to our fishing grounds. Today was Faye’s birthday and, as she is a keen … Continue reading

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Day 25 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 3

25th June, 2016. It was an early start today to get to Montgomery Reef in good time to watch the reef seemingly rise out of the surrounding sea. Of course the reef itself was not moving, it was the tide … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 2

24th June 2016. We motored through the night past Cape Leveque to put us in good position for our Horizontal Waterfalls experience, described by David Attenborough as “One of the greatest wonders of the natural world”. I have to say … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Helicopter Flight over Horizontal Falls

Lesley’s video from our flight over the Horizontal Falls. Careful: If you watch it at full resolution, it is over 600 Megabytes of data!  

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Day 23 – Odyssey Expeditions Kimberley Cruise Day 1

23rd June, 2016. Finally our much anticipated Kimberley Cruise is about to begin! We had arranged to leave our vehicle at the secure Odyssey depot in Broome for the duration of the cruise. When we arrived, there were 3 caravans … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Broome

22nd June, 2016. The day before the start of our Kimberley Cruise saw us up and about packing up the van prior to moving it to a storage site at Broome’s Gateway for the duration of our 9 day cruise. … Continue reading

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Roebuck Bay foreshore

Last year when we were in Broome, we drove out to the bird observatory on Roebuck Bay. It is a 15km drive along a dirt road to the observatory. On the way back we stopped somewhere along the track to … Continue reading

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