Skip's 4x4
Skip's 4x4

Darwin trip - July 2002
Week 3

 

week 2

 

week 2

 

week 2

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20 JULY.
Katherine gorge river cruise.
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Traveling upstream.
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The rocks separating gorge 1 from gorge 2.
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A 600m walk then onto another boat.
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Great scenery.
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More.
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More...
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Still more...
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Heading west on the great northern hwy...
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Then had been a road-train roll-over...
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What a mess.
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Aparantly the truck driver survived with only minor injuries.
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How big is this Boab tree?
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Lake Argyle.
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This is a HUGE lake!
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Apparently it has 10 time the volume of Sydney harbour.
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The Hydro power station at the base.
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21 JULY.
Ivanhoe River crossing, Kununurra.
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No vehicles had crossed it on this day, until this brave sole came along.
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Well, if he can do it, then so can we! I went first, then Cam, shown here...
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The water was above knee depth, and flowing fast!
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Onya Cam!
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Then Dwayne...
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In the Big Red Car...
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Well done lads!
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Fantastic wetlands north west of Kununurra, on the way to Wyndham.
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Another shot.
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An old telegraph station.
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Look at the bird life!
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Everywhere!
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Nice little viewing hut.
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A Whistling Kite taking to flight.
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More water.
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Dwayne on the track leading out.
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The big Croc in Wyndham!
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Huge hey!
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Cam's truck!
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5 Rivers lookout, Wyndham!
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What an awesome view!
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Wicked!
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Huge rivers with massive tidal mud flats.
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Tucker time at the Wyndham caravan park. Barra burgers for dinner!
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23 JULY.
Tunnel Creek.
22 July was spent driving, and camped in Fitzroy Crossing caravan park.
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Entrance to Tunnel Creek.
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Inside...
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Wading through water inside the Tunnel.
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Rock formations...
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Water getting deeper...
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More rock formations, stalagmites etc...
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And the nice little water hole at the exit...
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Setting up camp at Windjanna Gorge.
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Going for a walk in Windjanna...
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Lots of Fresh water crocs in here!
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Nice scenery too! A HUGE gorge!
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Crocs on the banks...
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More crocs... We were able to get within 2 metres of these crosc!
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More crocs!
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24 JULY.
Spent driving to 80 Mile beach (~600k), where we camped in the caravan park.
25 JULY.
Spent driving all day, about 900K, camping in the bush about 200k South of Newman.
26 JULY.
Spent driving all day, about 900K, arriving home in Perth at about 6PM.
A Long drive home, but getting home on Friday evening meant that we had all day Saturday and Sunday to unpack, clean the car etc. A great time was had by all. I would like to thank Dwayne for organising such a fantastic trip. I can't wait for the next one!

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