Heading northwards and back again travel blog

An example of the Boab trees, seen in the NW

Prison Boab Tree near Derby - used way back an overnight lock...

Our Sea plane.

Route from Derby and/or Broome.


Pete and others in the shark proof cage while the lemon sharks...

Poor thing with large hook embedded in its mouth.

Horizontal waterfall

All ready to tackle the waterfall at high tide.

Turbulent water - up to 5 metre drop on the other side...

Leaving this fantastic area of Talbot Bay

Last glimpse of the twin horizontal waterfalls.

Derby Jetty at Low Tide, 11.00am

Derby Jetty at High Tide 4pm. Highest tidal change in australian waters.

Derby Jetty from the air.

Margie and Cecilia (nee Rose) - boarders at New Norcia with us...

Our first visit to Derby and we are very excited with our trip tomorrow to the world famous Horizontal Waterfalls - and it did not disappoint. What a magnificent area, what an adrenaline buzz shooting backwards and forwards through the two falls - the narrow one, we could only pass through at low tide as the difference in water heights either side can be up to 5 metres as it is only 7 metres wide. The wider one is just awesome crashing through at high tide!!

Scenery was just awesome in both flights, and the service on the Bay was top notch. Highly, highly recommend to anyone to do, either from Broome or Derby, by seaplane or by chopper.

Had half a day with a couple of school friends, who came to boarding school at ages 9 and 8, from the Aboriginal Mission in Kalumburu, far north of WA. Have caught up with Margie over the years, but first time I have seen Cecilia (Sissy) since 1966!!

As my Sister Anne predicted, this experience of the Waterfalls would be the highlight of our 2016 travels.

We head to Broome on the same day that son Brett and his fiancee Manni arrive for his first visit to her home town. Also to catch up with Kath, who is staying for an extended visit with brother Trevor and his wife, Glennis.

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