North Kimberley Day 34 - Windjana Gorge to Fitzroy Crossing

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2001 at 00:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Day 34 - Wednesday 25/7/01
Start - Windjana Gorge
Stop - Fitzroy Crossing
Trip Odometer - 153.5km
Stopped time - 1.58hrs
Moving average - 68.7km/hr
Moving time - 2.14hrs
Max speed - 4.12hrs

We packed up camp this morning before our walk along Windjana Gorge, although walking in the late afternoon is best for photos of the gorge walls. We walked the full length of the track, which winds its way along the gorge sometimes besides the river, sometimes under the shade of the vegetation. We saw bats, birds of all varieties and fresh water crocodiles.

After our walk we continued heading south along the road to Tunnel Creek, which was full of people but still a delight and then onto Fitzroy Crossing so we could take a boat tour along Geike Gorge tomorrow. We’re pushing quite an itinerary now, because Colin should have already turned back east by now and we still haven’t made it to Broome, and we don’t mind as we’ve been to all these places before.

The Fitzroy tourist information centre is not recommending visitors go to any of the usual accommodation places in town other than the Fitzroy Lodge – something to do with operating without a licence! The Fitzroy Lodge was pretty good after so long in bush camps. We had our first hot showers in 13 days and even treated ourselves to a counter meal topped off with a few gins and whiskeys from the bar. Sandy didn’t think we’d be allowed to take Leah into the bar but this is Fitzroy – everyone goes to the bar!
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
Always working not enough travelling!
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