ACROSS THE TOP

Cape York crossing Canal Creek
Crossing Canal Creek on Cape York

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Across the Top

Broome Cable Beach camel rides


We finally tore ourselves away from the Pilbara and headed to Broome where we enjoyed some of the best beaches in the northwest before following the Fitzroy River up to Fitzroy Crossing

Broome's famous Cable Beach and camels at sunset.      

Fitzroy River back road
The old weir on the Fitzroy River.     
Along a Fitzroy River back road.        
Gibb River Road

Windjana GorgeFrom there we headed to Windjana Gorge and up the Gibb River Road to Kununurra.

 

 

 

North of Kununurra we checked out the Keep River and its camping.

 

Tavelling along the Gibb River Road, and Windjana Gorge.

 

 

Newcastle Waters

From the Kimberley we rushed east stopping at the famous Newcastle Waters before heading on. This is a famous cattle property, which my great uncle used to own at one stage, and up until the mid 1970's was also the junction of three major stock routes. With trucks, the stock routes closed as did the pub!

 

 Ron at the old Junction Hotel, Newcastle Water.

Mt Isa town

Mt Isa.

With a few days to kill around Mt Isa we explored some of the more remote country between this big town and Cloncurry. It was bloody dry, the country being in the grip of a prolonged drought but we still enjoyed wandering some of the old mining trails in the region.

Mary Kathleen mine                                            

The main pit of the Mary Kathleen mine.

Back road and bull dust to the Cape
bathhurst heads bay
Travelling a backroad to Cape York.  
 Popular beach camps near Bathurst Heads.
Ron with a carpet python cape york

We headed through the heart of Cape York taking some backtracks before meeting the main track north of Laura and pushing on to the Jardine River. We didn't bother going any further, preferring to revisit places we hadn't seen for a while on our way south to Cooktown.

 

Ron with a friendly carpet python we rescued from the road.

 

 

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See you in the bush.

Ron & Viv

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