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Aug 14, 2016 - UPDATE NOTES Days 61 - 62

Hi All, Kununurra for 4 days (5 nights) were well used up as it’s an amazing place. Located on what was the Ord River but now converted, after the building of a dam called the Diversion Dam to Lake Kununurra. The Diversion Dam allowed water to be held up then gravity fed to irrigate the surrounding Ord River Irrigation area. 55kms upriver the Ord River Dam was built to create Lake Argyle. This lake then maintains a constant supply of water down to the Diversion Dam. The whole scheme is an amazing piece of engineering given it was designed...

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Jun 29, 2016 - RAAF Boab tree quarry

Took the dogs for an early morning walk into the quarry so as to ensure they would be nice and quiet for Jim and Anne. We were shooed off by Jim and Anne by about 8.30am, so hit the dirt for ourvtrip to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. The quarry was just off Fairfield Leopold road which is a connecting road between the Great Northern highway and the Gibb River Road. Tunnel Creek was a further 60ks along the road and Windjana another40ks from there and almost to the Gibb River Road. It really was an unexpected treat to be able to be going...

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Jun 28, 2016 - RAAF Boab tree quarry

Very quiet and relaxing day today whilst we did van sit duties for Anne and Jim. We took the dogs for a walk in the quarry first thing then spent the rest of the day around camp. Apart from people in a couple of cars that drove in, had a look around and drove out and another couple that came and set up camp, we were the only ones here. Ian gathered firewood for evening campfire and I managed to catch up on some more of my word version of my diary (it has been catch up since the computer crashed in Darwin and will continue to be for...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Mary Pools roadside stop- Mary River to RAAF Boab tree Quarry (outside Fitzroy crossing)

Left Mary Pools about 9.30am. As per usual most people had gone by about 8am- it really is quite remarkable as to how the place is absolutely full of vans in the evening to it being almost deserted in the morning. Our general aim was Fitzroy Crossing, with stop for the night dependent on what we thought of Fitzroy Crossing. We stopped at the Information Centre, picked up some brochures, decided that we didn’t really need/want to see Geike Gorge and decided to head for RAAF Boab tree quarry camp site that Janette and Sharon had told us about...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Mary River & Ellendale free camp - June 23 to June 25

Thursday June 23 to Friday June 24 Mary River free camp The drive from Kununurra to Broome is pretty featureless but also very easy – my brother in law would probably do it on 1 day – sorry Noel! Along the way we passed the bloke who is driving a ride on lawnmower around Australia for some charity. Unfortunately we only realised once we were past him so the photo opportunity was lost. He had 3 support vehicles and a caravan with him – and no doubt a spare lawnmower tucked away somewhere. We re-fuelled at Warnum (an aboriginal community) and...

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Tardis Travels 2016

May 11, 2016 - Wednesday 11th May Halls Creek

Waking up to the loud sounds of squawking cockatoos at 5.30. There's no sleep in, you go to bed early because you have no TV. Mal and I play scrabble every night on his laptop and usually turn it off around 8pm as it's useless trying to concentrate when your nodding off, lol. Last night was the first fire we've had on the whole trip. How good it is to have a shower, people are crazy when they say they don't need one in their van, the ones that say that are the ones that don't have one. We don't have one every day as you have to conserve...

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2016 holiday

May 10, 2016 - Tuesday the 10th May

Waking up with the birds tweeting is the best thing, we had an early breakfast and drove back 4kms to do a tour of Nimbi Caves. It didn't open till 10am we got there at 8 am however the owner who was the tour guide was at the gate with his tractor out of fuel. Mal got out to help him tow it away from the entrance, he said go in and park the gates not locked just shut it behind you, so we did,until 10 when other people arrived for the tour. The tour was a 3 hour walk around the caves, the guide owned the land and explained a lot about the...

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2016 holiday

May 9, 2016 - Monday 9th May

Pulling into Fitzroy Crossing nice and early Monday morning the place was full of aborigines walking around,sitting near the information centre and IGA. We got all the information on Geiki Gorge and headed there, we would have like to do the boat cruise but it wasn't operating because of all the debris floating down the river so we went for a 2 hour walk on the track and along side the river it was lovely seeing it flowing and all the birds and flowers. Quick lunch and then on to our next free camp at Ngumban Cliff, it was like Bourke...

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2016 holiday

May 24, 2015 - Fitzroy Crossing

After some manouevring, we got the van out of Trevor and Glennis' yard and hit the road at 0940. Stopped for a break at Willare, and arrived in Fitzroy Crossing at 1440. Did the hour long Geiki Gorge Tour - some photos of the Gorge plus its friendly inhabitants?? Next stop is Mable Downs, so we can do a bus tour into the Bungle Bungles.

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Jul 8, 2014 - Sequence

I have been a bit quiet on this subject lately. The women have had a bit of a winning streak. They have won 4 out of the 5 times we have played recently. They still haven't come close to catching the 10 times from 11 that we won. There you are girls.... I've put up the results....

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Jul 7, 2014 - Expensive visit

After Emma Gorge, it was an R&R day. Little bit of washing, clean the car and generally relax. Sat morning we went to the local markets and shopped ready for our exit on Sunday. I think it has caught up with Di. She has come home and put herself to bed. Even had the air-con running. Recovered enough to go and have drinks with Karen & Troy. (They are Mike's daughter and son in law) Troy runs the showground caravan park and they were our hosts for the week. We had a lovely evening down in the compound where they usually stay, but because of...

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Jun 16, 2014 - Fitzroy Crossing and Geike Gorge

We stayed last night at the Ellendale rest area just short of Fitzroy Crossing. We checked in at the visitor centre and then headed out to Geike Gorge. We visited Geike Gorge many years ago when we flew in and visited Grace and Rufus. While we waited for the 800 meter loop walk before we went on the boat. It is a beautiful Gorge and we really enjoyed the one hour boat trip up the river. It is a magnificent day. Alan and Melanie texted us to say they were leaving Fitzroy Crossing this morning. We had lunch and sat outside at the picnic...

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