Photographs and Adventures

Durak River crossing – our next camp on the Gibb River Road

One of the most delightful things about travelling along the Gibb River Road is the opportunity to set up camp on the banks of a river, or in one of the many free camping areas. Wiki Camps on the computer is a great tool for finding somewhere to camp when you are not familiar with the area. (Thanks Holly!)

Our second day on the Gibb River Road we visited Home Valley station, where many people choose to stay in the campground.

Home Valley

Home Valley

Horse carriage at Home Valley

Horse carriage at Home Valley

Frangipani at Home Valley

Frangipani at Home Valley

It was fun to visit and look around, but it was too early in the day for us to stop, so we travelled further on.

overlooking the Cockburn Range

Overlooking the Cockburn Range from a roadside stop. The yellow flowers are on a kapok tree, which lose their leaves in the dry season. They are common in the Kimberley region.

Durak River-5Bindoola Falls trail

A little further along, we took a side track that you would miss if you blinked at the wrong time, and found ourselves at Bindoola Falls. There wasn’t much waterfall happening, but we did find an amazing gorge with clear, cool water.

Trumpet serenade at Bindoola Falls

Trumpet serenade at Bindoola Falls

Peter perched himself near the top of the gorge. The trumpet sounded incredible echoing around the rocks.

If you look carefully you can see Peter on the rocks near the top of the gorge.

If you look carefully you can see Peter playing his trumpet on the rocks near the top of the gorge. It must be an amazing sight to see this in the wet, with water cascading over the rocks and falling to the pool below.

This tree was growing directly out of the rocks.

This ‘tree’ was growing directly out of the rocks.

We spotted this lizard while we were waiting for the billy to boil.

We spotted this lizard while we were waiting for the billy to boil.

I'm not sure what this tree is, but it provided lovely shade while we had our lunch down a side track.

I’m not sure what this tree is, but it provided lovely shade while we had our lunch down a side track.

Our second night we camped on the banks of the Durak River. Holly & Adam tried fishing, but with no luck.

Our second night we camped on the banks of the Durak River. Holly & Adam tried fishing, but with no luck.

Another creek crossing, this one shallow and muddy.

Another creek crossing, this one shallow and muddy.

Not everyone makes the trip without problems.

Obviously not everyone makes the trip without problems.

The water in the creeks and rivers up here is crystal clear.

The water in the creeks and rivers up here is crystal clear.

Even though we are well into the ‘dry’ season, many of the waterways still have plenty of water and it is easy to collect water to supplement your supplies. Our camp on the second night was on the banks of the Durak River. We are yet to see a crocodile, although we are aware that they may be around.

 

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2 responses

  1. Salisbury Val

    I have outback envy! Wonderful photos xx

    July 20, 2014 at 10:38 am

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