Bullara Station to Kennedy Range

12 September 2016

Last we night had a wonderful evening with Alan and Eunice in the big bus. We haven’t seen them since Carvanvon last year, but they are the type of friends where you just pick up where you left off.

As we are having a layover day at Bullara Station we decided to do the 4WD track to the Exmouth Gulf. The track is about 20KMs long and runs down the side of a large clay pan. It must be amazing to see the tidal surge with one of the cyclones the Exmouth Peninsular is famous for. I am sure the water would flow for kilometres inland as it is so low lying.

On reaching the Gulf, or more correctly the mud flats of Gales Bay we found the internet here to be strong enough to catch-up with the world. We returned to camp late afternoon for damper and another dinner with Alan and Eunice. Tonight we played cards and totally enjoyed ourselves.

Gales Bay Exmouth Gulf Mangroves

Gales Bay Exmouth Gulf Mangroves

4WDAUS at Gales Bay Exmouth Gulf

4WDAUS at Gales Bay Exmouth Gulf

13 September 2016

After saying goodbye to Alan and Eunice it was time to make tracks for the wildflowers.

Bullara Station Friends Together

Bullara Station Friends Together

 

One of the first things was to once again cross the Tropic of Capricorn. Of course this means the obligatory photo.

Tropic of Capricorn Exmouth

Tropic of Capricorn Exmouth

Now 10 years ago we traversed the top of the Kennedy Range, today we had the chance to try and find where we would have emerged if we had not headed west (to escape the 46c). We chanced on a great 4WD track after getting some guidance from a local homestead. After a long day we camped in the foothills of Kennedy Range.

14 September 2016

Explored the Kennedy Range including a visit to Honeycomb Gorge. To our surprise, Honeycomb Gorge had a small pool of water in it. Funny how your memory makes a place more grand than it was. Nevertheless, the gorge is very unique and beautiful. There are many wildflowers around the foothills of the range and it was great fun exploring.

Wildflowers Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Wildflowers Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Range Bore 1 tank

Range Bore 1 tank

Old machinery on road to Kennedy Range NP

Old machinery on road to Kennedy Range NP

Kennedy Range NP with Wildflowers

Kennedy Range NP with Wildflowers

Kennedy Range NP with Wildflowers

Kennedy Range NP with Wildflowers

Kennedy Range NP with Wildflowers

Kennedy Range NP with Wildflowers

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range NP WA

4WDAUS at Kennedy Range NP WA

4WDAUS at Kennedy Range NP WA

4WDAUS at Kennedy Range NP WA

4WDAUS at Kennedy Range NP WA

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range Alison at Play

Honeycomb Gorge Kennedy Range Alison at Play

4WDAUS at Kennedy Range

4WDAUS at Kennedy Range

Kennedy Range Cliffs

Kennedy Range Cliffs

Kennedy Range Pyramid Peak

Kennedy Range Pyramid Peak

After lunch we were once again south bound, arriving at Gascoyne Junction late in the day. Camped on the Gascoyne River.

 

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