Author Archives: Chris Desmond

Australia, Meekatharra, Cue and Dalwallinu, 20 – 22 August 2020

The last leg of my journey took an unexpected turn because Murphy decided to remind me who was Boss hahaha. Total trip distance 11,632 km and 76 days.   I left Marble Bar bright and early driving down a good … Continue reading

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Australia, Marble Bar, 18 – 19 August 2020

I left the Roebuck Plains Roadhouse at 0700 hrs and drove almost immediately into heavy fog which persisted for about 30 min. I travelled South back towards Port Hedland until I reached the Boreline Road. This is a gravel road … Continue reading

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Australia, Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, 16 – 17 August 2020

Wolf Creek Meteorite Crater – After I finished with the Northern part of the Bungle Bungle range I headed back to the main highway and drove west until I arrived at the Tanami Road. This is a gravel road that … Continue reading

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Australia, Bungle Bungle Range, 15 – 16 August 2020

Kununurra to the Bungle Bungle Range, 2.5 hours to the turn off and then an hour and 10 minutes to cover 53 km of a fairly rough, winding dirt road to the Range itself. This is the most interesting place … Continue reading

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Australia, Kununurra, 01 – 14 August 2020

Wyndham to Kununurra, a short drive, I stopped at a few interesting places along the way. The Afghan Cameleers – were brought from British India and worked in the bush transporting goods before the arrival of the motor vehicle. Moochalabra … Continue reading

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Australia, Wyndham, 29 – 31 July 2020

Wyndham – a very small town, population 780 in need of some maintenance. It is surrounded by mudflats and five rivers Durack, Pentecost, King, Forrest and Ord which meet the sea at the Gulf of Cambridge. . .

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Australia, Day 3, Gibb River Road, 29 July 2020

Today I was meant to go North off the Gibb River Road onto the Kalumburu road to explore the Mitchell Plateau and the coast beyond Kalumburu but the Road was closed. All the additional emergency supplies and fuel I was … Continue reading

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Australia, Mt.Elizabeth Station, Gibb River Road, 28 July 2020

Day two on the GRR, I drove from Mount Hart (222m altitude) down to the main road and first stop was Bell Gorge, about a kilometre walk and there was a pleasant surprise a waterfall with flowing water and I … Continue reading

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Australia, Mt.Hart Station, Gibb River Road, 27 July 2020

Gibb River Road – was used as a route to transport cattle from the farms in the Kimberley to the South of the State. Now it is a tourist route and kept in good condition though the tracks leading to … Continue reading

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Australia, Derby, 24 – 26 July 2020

Cygnet Bay to Derby 417 km in 4:20 hrs, as you get closer to Derby you start noticing the appearance of many Termite mounds and Boab trees. This means you are now officially in the Kimberley region. . Derby’s claim … Continue reading

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