- Six - Seven - Eight
It has been a few
weeks - three on board the CP with Aurora Expeditions
where we 'did' the Kimberley Coast, twice, and then Susie
Bedford joined me and we have been on the road in the dry
Kimberley since. This is the first time we have had internet
access and will be the last again until Alice Springs so I hope
you enjoy this short pack!
The Aurora trips went very well with some great people and the
Rankin Is Project field trips were both very successful -
hopefully I will have the updates on my website www.lenzell.com
soon - well before mid August anyway!! Not only were we able to
collect the specimens for dating but we found that the sites
extend right throughout all the rock wall areas on the island we
have seen to date - a very extensive and exciting site. The
specimens for dating will probably go off in late August.
The Fitzroy Crossing, Tunnel Ck and Windjana Gorge areas were
outrageous - it was so good to 'dive' a dry reef and discover
all these features I have seen underwater but sitting up in the
sunshine! Then onto the Gibb R Road which has been a bit
corrugated at times but an amazing drive - Mt Elizabeth Station
and the controversial Aboriginal Art sites and then onto the
Kalumburu Rd which had graders working on parts of it so only
about 100km of the 263 were rough! Kalumburu was depressing to
say the least. The more of our Aboriginal people I see the more
I realise we have a problem - US - we do not understand their
culture, we do not know them as people so how can we respect and
The King George R and its camp sites and all over this
countryside there are great images - still averaging about 200
per day with some good road kills thrown in!! Sadly two were
mine - a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and a Diamond Dove - could
miss the Northern Blue-tongue Lizard and Long-necked Turtle but
not the birds.
The Bungle Bungle or Purnulul
as it should be called are awesome - JASBOA plus plus!
The chopper flight means no
drinks for a few months but is well worth it! The gorges
just go on and on and are amazing plus.
The termite mounds stand
throughout like silent sentinels watching over all.
More magical countryside and I
would love to know what the traditional owners would tell me
if they walked beside me through there.
We are in Halls Ck waiting for
a tyre repair and then onto China Wall etc before we head
off into the Tanami Desert soon after.
Thought I would send you a few
pix from the Aurora Expeditions Kimberley Coast cruises.
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