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Monday, September 13, 2010

Left Fitzroy Crossing and headed up the dirt road, corrugated, and headed for Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge. The tunnel was pretty amazing with the water carving a tunnel through a limestone hill. We bravely walked through pitch black waters and made it half way to see bats and a giant tree root, then continued to the other side of the hill to a lovely little creek (I assume this is still Tunnel Creek.)

We then headed to Windjana Gorge where we finally could show the kids fresh water crocs in the wild. We also took a photo (not shown yet) or a fossilised fish, about 350 million years old.

Windjana Gorge was pretty warm so we decided as there was no place for us to swim there, that we would strike out for Broome that day rather than stay at the Gorge.

We made it through to Derby without too many adventures, and stopped at the Prison Boab Tree, I think this is supposed to be 1500 years old although I may be about 1350 years out there!.
We then continued to Broome where we met up with Annie's parents, Helen and Harry. We sauntered down to the beach after a fairly lazy day and Harry and I had a fish with no luck, but the sunset was beautiful.

Today I was up early and had a fish with some moderate success. The sunrise was again spectacular over Cable Beach.

The day was another fairly lazy one with a bit of shopping, swimming in the pool at the caravan park, and generally relaxing. Annie, Helen, Harry and the kids did go to some dinosaur footprints site in the morning.

Tomorrow is Helen's birthday so we will send the kids in when they wake for breakfast in bed! :-) Actually, we may hold them back until at least 7 am! It gets light early here, around 5.30 so the boys are generally raring to go by 6:15!

Enjoying ourselves in Broome and Cable Beach!

Oh, nearly forgot, we are camped in "Brolga Cricuit" :-) (just for you Pete!)

Camp setup at Fitzroy Crossing

Fresh Water Crocodile at Windjana Gorge

Boab Tree at the entrance of Tunnel Creek

Half way through Tunnel Creek

Bat flying in a gorge in the middle of Tunnel Creek

Giant tree root in the middle of Tunnel Creek walk

Limestone configurations, Tunnel Creek

At the other end of Tunnel Creek walk is a creek

The boys were catching fish here at the other side of the Tunnel Creek walk

Kids in front of Prison Boab Tree

Sunset, Cable Beach

Sunrise Cable Beach

Greater Egret, The Rocks, Cable Beach

1 comment:

ray hoys said...

that prison looks cool noses. (typed by clancy).