Long weekend, too hot for too long, had to get out of house, air con and Kununurra
Packed up, left house early before heat turned on
Took the Great Northern Road south to Halls Creek.. storm clouds building
Passed through spectacular Kimberley country saw brolgas
Arrived Halls Creek at noon…all fresh and washed from a storm the night before
…… mental note come back and visit Taylors Store
Both very excited to get onto the Duncan and head for Palm Springs – water hole oasis 45 kms away (The Duncan is 440 kilometres of dirt that runs from Halls Creek in the south to the Victoria Highway in the Northern Territory. Passes through some spectacular and very remote country.)
Andre forged ahead checking the depth of the creeks
Not far from Palm Springs we turned a corner to find that gravel and water had merged into a muddy flow
Andre pondered the situation, long and hard…river too deep and we can’t cross
What are we going to do???
Mob at river from community up road, Ringer Soak. All stopped.. no way to get home – maybe driving 800 kms all round – no petrol. Wait till river drops in one, two days maybe.
They enjoy the spectacle of the river in flood, take to the water to cool down and do some fishing….( what they gonna eat, where they gonna sleep, what they gonna do all this time?)
kids playing lots of fun – no school couple days maybe
We’ re ok. We can drive back to Halls Creek, stay the night in the hotel, sleep in the bed, eat at the restaurant. We copy the mob and sit in the river…cool down watch time flow past