Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Kimberley's Part 2

Last time I showed you some of the beautiful places for swimming up in the Kimberley's but there was a lot more water that we didn't swim in ...

Tunnel Creek where we followed the creek underground, hence the name. Not really my idea of a fun place to swim ... we waded through the creek with the aid of our torches.

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 The Gibb River, looks pretty inviting from this angle but turning around we had cows standing in the very low level of water.

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Mitchell Falls. We swam above the top tier but below the falls is a no go zone, both for cultural reasons, it being a sacred site for the local people and also because of the saltwater crocs. 

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 The Pentacost River, salties live here too.

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 The Sapphire Pool at Emma Gorge, the bigger pool at the top of the gorge is the place where everyone swims.
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 The massive Lake Argyle from the dam. Holds 20 times the volume of Sydney Harbour and can hold 80 times at flood, a favourite place for all sorts of boating pursuits but we were occupied with a boat trip on the Ord River below the dam ...

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and finishing at Lake Kununurra.

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Geike Gorge

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 The old Fitzroy River Crossing

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1 comment:

alexa said...

What stunning scenery and photos ... I got a jolt when you mentioned the crocs - we forget here that there are water creatures bigger than us!