Kununurra Here We Come

Tuesday 9th Aug and we crossed the WA border with no hassles at quarantine station.

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Arriving in Kununurra we got the second last site at the Lakeside Van Park where we had great water views.p1090912

It was a hot 35 deg day and after setting up and a quick shop we retired after a swim, for a good night’s sleep.

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Wed saw us driving across to Wyndham with a stop at The Grotto on the way.p1090923

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After viewing the five rivers from the lookout and a visit to the port we had lunch at a little local cafe.

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p1090931┬áIt’s a bit rough on the bottom but when you have to go, well you have to go!!!!

 

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Stopped to photograph some of the many boab trees on the way home where we cooled off with another swim.

A visit to the hospital confirmed that Dawn had had kidney stones and that they may still be present so there will be another check up in Broome.

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We explored around Kununurra including a view over town from the lookout at Kelly’s Knob.

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Tried our hand at fishing in the lake but with no success. There are thousands of crocodiles competing with us.

After yet another swim we enjoyed roast beef and gravy rolls by the lake with others from the camp. Proceeds went to The Royal Flying Doctor.

p1090951Friday and we drove out to Emma Gorge on the start of The Gibb River road where we walked (hiked) for 1 hour into the gorge.

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p1090958It was hot going and at times quite a difficult walk over rocks and boulders.

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The spectacle of the pool at the end of the gorge and a cooling swim was great but was then followed by the hour return tramp.

We eventually arrived back at camp and collapsed on the bed for an hour. Dawn was really suffering the effects of the hike the next day, so we had a quiet morning with a little shop after lunch.

Buying wine was an exercise requiring ID and a limit on daily purchases. Buying alcohol in NT had been interesting with police and or security at every outlet, and with restricted trading hours. Here in WA’s north it was Big Brother watching with scanned IDs with each limited purchase.

After a couple of restful days we re-stocked and left Kununurra at 8am on Tue 16th August.

The drive to our next camp at Spring River Rest area took us onto the Great Northern Highway, passed the Deception and the Saw Ranges and across numerous dry creek and river beds.

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We set up camp on the lower of two areas at Spring Creek and by evening the camp was filled with fellow travellers.

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There are fires in the area.

Tomorrow we head through Halls Creek and see where the road will take us.

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