A Travellerspoint blog

July 2012

Home Valley

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The Penticost River Crossing
It was very shallow when we went through. Too easy!

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We got to home valley station pretty quick from El Questro it was only 58kms down the road but took over an hour to get there we just went slow about 60-80kms most of the time, the Gibb river road has been good so far. Not much to do at Home Valley Station cause you have to pay if you want to see or do anything here it’s a good place if you want to relax and do nothing. The Kids were bored here the pool was too cold and the fish weren’t biting they were bored out of their brains, one or two nights is heaps here.

We went to Bindoola Falls which was ok not much water , it would have looked awesome during the Wet season.

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Both nights we have gone down to the river camp spot on the Penticost River just 4km from the main camp area to watch the sunset over the Cockburn ranges. The sunsets are incredible the colours that come off the Cockburn ranges were amazing. As you will see in the photos this is all on one night it changed every few minutes. Red , then pink ,then blue never seen anything like it, each night was different.

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Well we are off to a camp near Drysdale Station and then stopping at Drysdale Station Tomorrow night. Miss Ya all lots of love the Yuks and Haz xoxox

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Emma Gorge

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We did this as a day trip from El Questro which wasn’t far we went to the Zebedee Springs in the morning and then on to Emma Gorge. The Walk takes about an hour, lots of rock hoping to get there but its well worth it. Pack your lunch and have it up there. Absolutely beautiful!

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El Questro

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EL Questro was really good you could go on heaps of 4WD tracks and walking tracks, You have to buy a park pass which is $20 per vehicle. Camp ground was grassy, no sites you just choose a spot so get there early. There is no power to any of the campsites, but you can use a generator during the day only. Showers were good they were like little beach huts and the shop had good supplies, a bit expensive but that’s what you would expect out here. We stayed three nights and that was enough for us. The kids didn’t want to walk on any of the walks, most of them were over two hours return.

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The Zebedee Springs were so nice Its only open in the morning 7am til 12 noon. The thermal springs were 28-32 degrees.
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Must see the Zebedee Springs, Emma Gorge, Chamberlain Gorge, Branco’s Lookout, Pigeon Hole.
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The boys were ganging up on Craig. We made Harry and Jordy have there own Footy Match. The first one to the other side wins.... Go Searchers!!

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Gibb River Road ooh Yeah!!

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Kununarra

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We stayed at the Kimberley Land Caravan Park, it was pretty good the views over the lake were very nice. On our first night I was sitting out the front under the awning being very quiet and a cricket was bashing around on the ground and then a tawny frog mouth owl came down and gobbled up the cricket about a foot away from me. I couldnt speak I was so taken away with what I had just seen. Later on the kids watched him come down again when they were in there swags.

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Hazza and Jord catching lizards, this little thing kept on trying to bite Harry. very cute but.

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We spent the day looking around Kununarra today. There was this place called the Zebra Rock Gallery. This place was really cool it took Craig some convincing to go and have a look but it was worth it. The zebra rock is amazing and there were some other rocks as well just beautiful. The boys could go down to the river and feed the catfish. Heaps of Catfish! We had a mango smoothie...oh yummy. There were cockys in cages. they were so funny very entertaining dancing, singing ,swirling on rings and laughing when we laughed. It was like a circus. We wanted to take them home. Such a cool place to visit. There was another rock place in town which was interesting the guy there explained all the rocks to us. Even gave me a piece of Zebra rock for free.

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Well we are all stocked up and ready to go! Gibb River Road tomorrow. ooh Yeah!! El Questro Station is our first stop. You probably wont here from us for a while no reception out there. In Broome on the 10th August to pick up Anna (Harrys mum.) and meet Brenda and Rod...Coffeeee. Until then we are enjoying all the comments from everybody.. I will try and blog if we can do it. Anna we will keep in touch with you on the Satalite phone dont forget you can text us and leave a message if we dont have it turned on. That goes for you too Joshman. look after my car and no burnouts mate.... Hope you said Happy Birthday to nickers for us. Give heaps of cuddles to Abbey and hope her foot heels, jet and rusty the ratbag. miss ya all and Laura heaps.

Happy Trails!!
luv the Yuks and Hazza
xoxox

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