Thursday, 24 June 2010


After weeks of preparing the boat for our upcoming trip, we figured we deserved some time out and planned a driving trip to WA to visit our friends Chris & Jane at Wyndham and explore inland. We set off early Tuesday morning with nearly 1,000km’s ahead of us.

The drive was awesome. Beautiful scenery, stunning red cliffs and ranges, dry riverbeds, eucalyptus, wattle and Boab’s lining the highway. Wyndham is usually overlooked on the tourist trail for the more commercial Kununurra, but we were glad we made it to the end of the road.

From the Grotto, Three mile Valley, Five Rivers lookout, the local museum and the amazing Parrys Lagoon there was no shortage of attractions to occupy our time. At Parry Lagoon I finally saw some Jacana’s walking across the water lilies. Parry’s lagoon was a hidden treasure – the best bird watching spot I’ve seen in the entire top end!

From 5 Rivers lookout we spied some sand flats in the distance and headed down to explore. It was like being in the middle of a desert – we later found out we were lucky not to have got bogged!

Tomorrow we’re planning on heading to El Questro for a spot of swimming and gorge hiking – can it get any better than this?

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