Day 8. Katherine to Kununurra
Katherine RiverKatherine River from the old low level bridge. Firstly an apology for the delay in getting day 8 out to everyone. Life got in the way along with Windows 10 subject of a separate post. but on with the motley!
Day 8 started cool but soon warmed up. We had a late start and a full breakfast. 9am saw us ready to go, heading for the WA border and the Victoria River crossing for an ice cream and comfort break. As with all good plans reality got in the way. We were just diverting to the Katherine river, low level crossing when I discovered I'd left my photo jacket at the at the resort. I let Jamie know and after a brief consultation with Colin the coach headed back. Fortunately it wasn't far to go and I recovered the garment and very sheepishly apologised to everyone as I returned to my seat. The crossing was quite pretty as you can see from the photo. During the wet season this is a raging torrent and you can see evidence of this quite high in the trees.
Victoria RiverVictoria River. Looking down from our coach on the new high level bridge, to the old bridge and the river beyond. The trip to Victoria River was uneventful and we pulled into the roadhouse parking place and stretched our legs. I grabbed my camera bag and strolled down a narrow path hemmed in by tall reeds and grasses, stamping my feet for the benefit of anything nasty that might have been lurking. The path came out at the old low level bridge and provided an interesting perspective on the new high level bridge and the river which at this time of year was low and placid. The obligatory pics taken, I returned and wandered around the roadhouse area. The view across a paddock of cut and rolled hay and on to some rocky cliff outcrops made an almost pastoral scene in the bright sun and under blue skies. Snacks and Magnums consumedTimber CreekTimber Creek
we headed of toward lunch at Timber Creek.
This was the last stop until we got into Kununurra and the luxurious Ivanhoe Caravan Village. Here we moved into our well equipped cabins. A hot shower a change of clothes and a cold tipple made the long drive from Katherine disappear. We were now into the Kimberley and looking forward to two and a half days of sightseeing around our fixed base. Tomorrow morning we embark for a cruise on Lake Kununurra. but we had more eating and socialising to finish of this day. Our large Dining tent had been assembled and Colin, the owner of this site was preparing wild caught Barramundi for dinner, Yum.
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