Monthly Archives: June 2019

Status Update – 22/6

We’ve spent the last 24hrs in Nitmiluk National Park near the town of Katherine. We had a fabulous day walking today (and walked further than planned) and have just nipped back into town to buy some provisions and use the …

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Making It Up As We Go Along

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Wed. 19th June 2019 Tonight, we are staying in Kununurra 120km away so it is back over the Pentecost River crossing and then 40km of unsealed road with the rest of the direct route is sealed. That would be too …

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Wallabies 0 – 0 Goshawks

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Tue. 18th June 2019 Frustrating as it was that we misread the walking trails map yesterday, at least now we know where the walks start from and how the signposts all work. We’re planning on walking 7 or 8km along …

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My First River Crossing

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Mon. 17th June 2019 Why didn’t we wake earlier? It was already unbearably hot and it was only 8am as we packed our tent away. On the plus side, our washing dried overnight on the line. With our bonus day …

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I Was Right All Along

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Sun. 16th June 2019 For some time now, when we’ve been asked where we are going to after the Bungle Bungles, I have answered quite confidently “El Questro”. The usual response is for people to nod their heads and make …

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Being Sensible

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Sat. 15th June 2019 I would not normally call setting a 6am alarm sensible but, as the weather forecast shows temperatures of 30° by 10am, I submit. As we are thinking of walking along Whip Snake Gorge which is a …

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Haven’t We Got Domes To Go To?

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Fri. 14th June 2019 Murphy’s law is sometimes stated as “anything that can go wrong, will” but a more general version of it is “anything that can happen, will”. The Bungle Bungles are geology’s reminder of this truism. Some combination …

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Into The Unknown

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Thur. 13th June 2019 Ask anyone where or what the Bungle Bungles (now also known by its Aboriginal name of Purnululu) are and very few people know. Even a few Aussies we’ve talked to have said “what?” We had seen …

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Creek To Crossing

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Wed. 12th June 2019 It’s either a sign that we’re getting good at this camping malarkey, or a warning that it’s all going horribly wrong. Either way we wake at 6:30 (yes, even Janet) and are washed, breakfasted, packed and …

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On The Road Again

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Tue. 11th June 2019 After four nights around Broome we are ready to move on. We are due in the Bungle Bungles in three days time so have two nights accommodation to sort and we have settled on camping somewhere. …

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