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Jun 19, 2016 - Kununurra

Went for a drive to Wyndham today. It is about 100ks from Kunanurra and is WA's most northern town. It was established as a town in1885, used mainly as a port for the cattle industry. This compares to Kununurra which was only gazetted as a town in 1961! It only exists because of the Ord River scheme. It is very easy to see the difference in ages between the 2 towns. Wyndham has some very old buildings, wheras Kunanurra has obviously been planned and is a quite modern town. Our first stop in Wyndham was the community jetty. It is actually...

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May 30, 2016 - Monday 30th to 31st May

Left the Bungle Bungles early and drove straight through to Wyndham stopping on the way to refuel at Warman road house unleaded $1.69 a litre. We both were so looking forward to being back on the bus, no more annoying insects while your trying to eat, nice hot shower when we like,no more putting up the tent or blowing up the air bed. Sounds like heaven, YES it IS. We took it out of storage and parked it on a powered site, first thing to go on was the airconditioner, then came the tedious task of pulling all the stuff out of the car and...

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May 13, 2016 - Friday 13th May El Questro

Friday the 13th of May Up early to clean the bus ready for storage, the park owner is storing the condiments in her fridge for us which was nice of her and we gave the other opened things that we couldn't fit in our ingle to our friends. We parked the bus in the paddock at the back of her house and drove back to our friends who were putting on a morning tea for us. Marlene came to say a special farewell and told us not to be a stranger. Denise gave me a athletes towel, which was a great gift as you can use it to replace a large towel....

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May 12, 2016 - Thursday May 12th

We were awake before anyone else this morning or that we could see at 5am, that means an early start on the road to admire the gorgeous country we live in. We were going to go into Kunnunarra however on ringing every caravan there, found out they all charge $5 a night to store the bus while we do the Gibb,so we gave it a miss and went onto Wyndham. Arriving at Wyndham Caravan Park, who should we bump into but our 5 groups of friends we had met earlier, they were so surprised and happy to see us. We booking in for one night at the park and...

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Jul 10, 2014 - Wyndham

After leaving the gibb we turned north to check out Wyndham. On the way I noticed a sign for " the grotto" and decided to check it out. A windy track through some very scenic hills took us to a gorge with 140 steps down. Far below I could see a large circular pool of water that looked quite deep. I didn't go down the steps as I had the beginnings of a cold and sore throat and couldn't face the thought of getting back up all those steps! And I thought that I could always come out on a day trip from kununnurra - famous last words ! At Wyndham...

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Jun 22, 2014 - Market day and church

David set off for an early morning ride and I got up to go to the local market stalls in the caravan park, picking up some lovely fresh fruit and veg from the van there. Saw four men in Muslim attire, head to toe. David came back and informed me that he had just ridden up to the lookout. When we drove up yesterday we saw someone biking up and thought 'poor soul' as it is steep ride. Now he has done it himself. This afternoon I had a dip in the pool, which was cool but refreshing. Two different men from the church rang David back and the...

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Jun 21, 2014 - Wyndham

We left early at 7.30 am to drive the 250 or so kilometers to Wyndham on the coast so that David could settle in and watch his football. It is pretty warm here. The scenery has been pretty amazing with a big range of hills all around. Wyndham is a very small place but a nice place. We settled into the caravan park there. We'll stay here for a couple of days or so. We left after the football and drove up to the lookout up quite a scary narrow winding road. The view from the top is amazing looking out over the delta and the mangroves out to...

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Nov 12, 2013 - Mary Pool to Wyndham

Tuesday 12th November We didn't sleep that well last night as it was very hot all night, especially after the generator went off, we were up by about 5:30am and had breakfast, packed the van up and headed off, went to Halls Creek and after fueling up and visiting the Tourist Center, who advised we could drop the van off in front of the police station while heading out to visit local sites. We had a look at a couple of closest tourist places, the China Wall, this is a totally natural rock wall that in places stands 6 meters high, quite...

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Jun 12, 2013 - El Questro Wilderness Park (Kimberley's)

Traveling into El Questro Wilderness Park requires you to travel along the famous Gibb River Road for over 50ks. At first we weren't sure if this was going to be gravel or not and how rough it would be for the van. We're very cautious now that we are nursing the Navara, especially when it's under tow. Turns out it is bitumen all the way in to the El Questro turn off, then it's just an easy 16kms of well maintained gravel with a couple of low river crossings. We were really impressed with what we saw as we were driving up to reception and...

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Jun 23, 2012 - Wyndham

22nd June Wyndham is geographically the top town of the west in relation to the Northern Territory border and the last port northward before Darwin. The port services the huge cattle industry, the Ord river irrigation project and many mining companies. The Cambridge gulf is home to some of the worlds largest saltwater crocodiles. All care must be taken to stay well away from the mud flats. The 20 metre long concrete crocodile was designed and built by Andrew Hickson and the students from Wyndham TAFE IN 1988. It consists of 5.5 km of...

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Jun 19, 2012 - Broome

We had anticipated on staying at Cable Beach Caravan Park for 5 days, go out to Beagle Bay & Cape Leveque. However, we received a text from my sister to say my mother had a stroke, fell over and broke her hip. So Terry & I went down to the office and explained what has happened and said we were heading back to Mandurah. We were given back $100 for two of the days. One day we will come back.

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Jun 18, 2012 - Home Valley Station to El Questro Station - Day 4/5 Gibb River Road

Ben picked up our newly fixed tyre, changed them over and we were ready for our short drive of 50kms to El Questro Station. Today was the day Ben had been looking forward to as he would get to cross the Pentecost River, the excitment was almost too much to handle - haha! Crossing the river was pretty impressive and "easy as" in Bens words, we later heard how a suburu got towed out the day before due to the river being tidal and they got stuck - seriously though a suburu on the Gibb = stupidity. Mind you stupidity seems to be the middle name...

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