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This is part two of ‘The Road Ahead’ as we ventured into probably one of the most remote wildernesses in Australia, The Kimberley in north-western Australia. It consists of ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges carved through with sandstone and limestone gorges and steep ridges from which the extreme monsoonal climate has removed much of the soil. This vast expanse of prehistoric mountains, gorges, rivers, chasms were in parts under the ocean during the Devonian period, a barrier reef system formed before a subsequent drop in sea levels over the Kimberley.
The southern end of the Kimberley beyond the Dampier Peninsula is flatter with red earth and dry tropical grassland or savannah land, that is used for cattle farming.
1. Road into Barnhill Station (south of Broome) 2. Road into Willie Creek on Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninusla 3. Road into Cape Leveque on Dampier Peninsula.
1. Road sign into Cape Leveque on the Dampier Peninsula 2. Road sign at beginning of Fitzroy Crossing across The Kimberley 3. Road sign to Broome/Derby.
1. Termite mounds on Fitzroy Crossing 2. Red rocky table-top hills on Fitzroy Crossing 3. Boab trees and hills on the Leopold Downs Road to Tunnel Creek.
1. Table topped hills on Fitzroy Crossing 2. More Boab Trees on the Leopold Downs Road 3. Pointy top spinifex covered hills on Fitzroy Crossing.
1. The mountain ranges of the Bungle Bungles 2. The beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles 3. A creek crossing into the Bungle Bungles.
1. Changing colours and shapes of rocky ranges in the Bungle Bungles 2. A huge boulder in the Bungle Bungles 3. More of the changing rock formations of the Bungle Bungles.
1. Interesting pink hues of the Cockburn Ranges at El Questro 2. Flat topped,spinifex covered mountains of the Cockburn Ranges, El Questro 3. Boab Trees and pastel hues of the Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road.
1. Deep creek crossing into El Questro Gorge. 2. Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road. 3. Pentecost River crossing into El Questro Homestead.
1. Following a road train through the mountain ranges into Wyndham. 2. A cute little wallaby on the road into Lower Ord River, Wyndham 3. Mountain ranges in the distance on the road to Wyndham.
1. 2. & 3. Mountain ranges on the road through The Kimberley to Wyndham.
1. Following a motorhome into Lake Argyle. 2. The magnificent mountains surrounding Lake Argyle. 3. Road into Emma Gorge, El Questro.
I hope you enjoyed this journey of The Kimberley region as seen through our 4WD windscreen. The countryside does change dramatically and around every corner there is another stunning landscape. The Kimberley is one of those remote hard-to-get-to places that everyone should put on their bucket list.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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