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Aug 29, 2012 - Kimberley: Horizontal Falls

From Broome we drove to Derby where we caught a seaplane to the Horizontal Falls. None of us had flown in a seaplane before so we were all very excited. Sean & Jesse just survived the flight after the pilot took the plane into a steep right and left hand turn before landing on the water. The Horizontal Falls are created by the huge tidal movements in the area moving through 2 narrow gaps in the McLarty Range. The gaps are part of the McLarty Range which have twin ridges running parallel approximately 300metres apart. The 1st gap is 20...

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May 3, 2008 - Koolan Island

Coppermine Creek is in the Buccaneer Archipeligo. It was a relatively short motor sail to Coppermine from Cape Leveque, we left at 6.25am and were anchored by 3.30pm. Again, we had a beautiful calm day, with very little wind. We went thru Gagg Islands. There are islands everywhere. They are the most incredible mixture of colours, oranges, reds, whites and browns, mostly rock. But this is broken with greenery of all sorts, shrubs, trees and spinifix or similar grasses. We spent two nights in the mouth of Coppermine Creek. There was a small...

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Aug 30, 2007 - Silvergull Creek

Back to SilverGull We headed back to Silver Gull as our plan was to top up with fuel at Dog Leg Creek ready for the trip towards Darwin. We left at daylight, past Raft Point and back through the drain at slack high tide. It was very sedate and calm, the exact opposite to what we experienced only a few days ago. We dropped the pick at Silvergull creek at 1430 and had a call from, Sun Bird, a power boat who had heard about Grace and Emma. They too had two girls and would be at Silver Gull in a couple of hours. The girls were excited at the...

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Aug 29, 2007 - Horizontal Waterfalls

Horizontal Falls On Daylight we left Dugong with the out going tide and then went down into the Horizontal Waterfalls pushing against it. It was not too bad as the water was not funneled through a narrow opening like Dugong Bay; it all comes in together. We slowly passed a houseboat Oliva-J and float plane anchored in a little bay/creek to the northwest of the falls and were greeted by a massive cruise boat leaving the area. Good! We made our way along in between the pearl farm and Slug Island and down to the anchorage, just 200m south east...

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Aug 29, 2007 - Raft Point Rock Art and Red Cone Inlet featuring Kerri the Croc

Raft Point Raft Point is a spectacular headland, an icon of the Kimberley. This area is extremely significant to the Aborigines. This area was a greeting place. Aborigines used to hunt dugongs off of Montgomery Reef and bring them to this point. They documented the hunts with magnificent and moving art that is depicted under a rocky cave about 2-3m off the ground and accessible by climbing over large rocks, that is once you have traversed the 200m climb to where they are. It was totally breathtaking. Tony went for a walk further up the...

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