Tag Archives: Australian Birds

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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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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Days 13 – 21 – Broome

13th – 21st June, 2016. It was an easy drive from Ellendale Rest Area to Broome’s Gateway, the caravan park where we plan to stay for the duration of our visit to Broome this year. We stayed here for two … Continue reading

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Easter 2016 – Bollon Wildlife

9th – 18th April The wildlife, particularly the birds, at Bollon was prolific. Erich took so many photos that I decided they deserved their own post. Not exactly wildlife but isn’t this a beautiful animal. Looking for a drink at … Continue reading

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Undara Experience

9th 10th August, 2015. As we only had a short distance to travel from our overnight camp to Undara, there was no hurry to get on the road. All the same, we arrived at Undara by 10.15am to find the … Continue reading

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Cobbold Gorge Tour

5th – 7th August, 2015. We travelled to Cobbold Gorge via Georgetown where we refuelled, stocked up on fresh vegetables and visited the Information Centre where we were advised to phone and book our site and tour as the Gorge … Continue reading

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Cumberland Historic Mine Site

4th August, 2015. Following our short stop in Croydon, we drove further east on the Savannah Way to the Cumberland Historic Mine Site, 20 kms east of Georgetown, where we had been told we could camp for the night. Our … Continue reading

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Daytrip to Karumba

2nd August, 2015. As it is only around 80 kms of good sealed road from Normanton to Karumba, we decided to take a day trip there instead of taking the van. We don’t fish so didn’t think a stay in … Continue reading

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To Bullwaddy Rest Area

26th July, 2015. We enjoyed our two night stay at Jalmurark Campground but decided to move on. Having been told of the condition of the Savannah Way from Roper Bar to Cape Crawford, we decided to stay on the bitumen … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 3 – Silent Grove & Bell Gorge

8th – 10th July, 2015 The 21km drive back to the Gibb River Road from Windjana Gorge was no better than the drive in. Still quite corrugated and rough but once on the GRR again, it was a smooth run. … Continue reading

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Broome – Roebuck Bay – early morning

25th June 2015 After our day trip which ended on Roebuck Bay near the Broome Bird Observatory, I wanted to go back and see what birds I could find in the early morning. So the following day I left Broome’s … Continue reading

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Daytrip from Broome

24th June, 2015 We decided to take a day trip to check out a few camping areas on the western side of the Dampier Peninsula with a view to perhaps camping there for a few days. The road was okay … Continue reading

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To Broomes Gateway

19th June, 2015 After leaving Cape Keraudren, we fuelled up at Sandfire Roadhouse and headed to the Stanley Rest Area on the highway. We arrived at lunchtime and there were already quite a number of campers there, many of them … Continue reading

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At Carawine Gorge

ca14th – 15th June, 2015 We spent our last couple of days at Carawine Gorge lazing around, doing a bit of washing etc. Erich took quite a few more fauna photos. Black-necked stork commonly known as the Jabiru. Possibly a … Continue reading

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At Carawine Gorge

10th- 12th June, 2015 What a wonderfully peaceful spot this is. Only a few other campers and all spaced well away from each other along the water’s edge. As usual, Erich was out early to capture the morning light. On … Continue reading

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To Carawine Gorge

9th June, 2015 Erich’s birthday today so we will have a little celebration once we reach today’s destination of Carawine Gorge which also marks the end of this dirt road adventure from the West Macdonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory … Continue reading

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Thursday morning walk

On Thursday morning I only walked a short walk around the immediate surroundings of the caravan park. At the turn off to the caravan park I found this monument commemorating Edward John Eyre who gave Crystal Brook its name. He … Continue reading

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To Crystal Brook

We left Burra Creek Gorge to head to Crystal Brook. The first ten kilometres of the road we backtracked the way we came. But in the morning light the hillsides with the deep shadows were even more spectacular. (Lesley’s Photo) … Continue reading

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