Author Archives: Chris Desmond

Australia, Kununurra, 01 – 14 July 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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Australia, Cygnet Bay, 21 – 23 July 2020

Cygnet Bay, Cape Leveque – is a Pearl Farm not a town, it has a Restaurant, Pool, Caravan Park and runs tours, very professional and organised. It is on the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Australia, Horizontal Falls & Cockatoo Island Tour, 20 July 2020

Horizontal Falls and Cockatoo Island Tour – at $843 it’s not the cheapest tour I have been on but it’s the cheapest way to get anywhere near this region of Australia. It starts with arriving at the airport at 0625, … Continue reading

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Australia, Broome, 13 – 19 July 2020

Broome – population 15,000 off season, 45,000 during the Tourist season but not so many this year because the state borders are closed and people from Sydney, Melbourne and overseas cannot visit. I heard one travel agent say the place … Continue reading

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Australia, Broome, 06 – 12 July 2020

Eighty Mile Beach to Broome, a few kilometres on the dirt to get to Highway 1 and then cruise control for 3:40 hours, arrived in Broome at 12:00, first stop was a 12 volt shop to get some parts to … Continue reading

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