Cape Leveque day 2

25 June 2002 Due to the vast differences in sea level between low and high tides in the West Kimberley region, there is simply no water to swim in at low tide on Cape Leveque. As it happened, however, the tides were timed perfectly during our visit. So on our second day there, we went…

Broome to Cape Leveque

24 June 2002 We woke as early as we could on Monday morning.  Susan and I drove into town, where we picked up our hire car.  It was a cherry red Toyota Rav4, a small automatic four-wheel drive. It was somewhat too small considering we needed to pack a tent and an esky, but we…

Broome day 3

19 June 2002 We began the day at Cable Beach, which is a vast expanse of powdery white sand set against an aqua blue sea.  We found some scanty shade up near the dunes and went for a swim.  Due to the wide variation in the sea level between tides, we had to wade out…

Windjana Gorge

13 June—14 June 2002 The next morning we picked up some last minute supplies in Fitzroy Crossing, filled the petrol tank and the gas bottles, and headed out along the road to Windjana Gorge.  This involved travelling for a short distance on the Great Northern Highway, then taking a right turn into Leopold Downs Road,…

Geike Gorge

12 June 2002 I got up at the crack of dawn the next morning and started packing up our camp at Mary Pool.  We got caught by the heat, but at length the kids had said farewell to their friends from Mount Isa and we were trundling down the Great Northern Highway highway again.  We…

Halls Ck to Mary Pool

10 June—11 June 2002 The overnight stay in Halls Creek was uneventful.  We awoke early and broke camp, pleased to leave what was a very ordinary caravan park.  We went to the tele-centre where I sent two emails I had drafted the night before, one to my colleague Gavin Mooney who is now based in…

Warmun to Halls Ck

8 June—9 June 2002 After we had packed up and filled the petrol tank, we drove onto the nearby Warmun Aboriginal community to visit the art centre.  What we thought would be a quick visit ended up taking most of the day. Initially we took the wrong road into the community, and had to ask…