Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Land of the Getaway - Start of the Gibb

We are actually home now but I'm going to keep showing you what we've been up to.  

We camped on the side of the road, next to the Lenard River.  The boys played for hours in this ankle deep water while we sat by and watched.  They also learned how to skip rocks in this river. You can see our camp up on the bank.

Windjana Gorge, full of fresh water crocs.  
We counted at least 25 sunning themselves on the bank so imagine how many more are in the water

Tunnel Creek.  This is an amazing place.  The creek runs straight though a mountain and it has made a tunnel big enough for people to easily walk through.  We met a lovely couple here who took great delight in show our boys stalagmites, benches, bats, freshwater crocs and so much more. 

Once again, the mobilo was a great hit.  The only toy we brought with us.

Bell Gorge.  We loved this place.  We walked down to this beautiful gorge in the early afternoon, stayed till almost sunset and walked up the big hill in the cooler evening weather.  
A prepared dinner meant it worked well and the boys coped well with a late evening out.

I discovered this cool feature on my new camera.  
The old one went for a swim and then decided it didn't like getting wet!!  
Since this is the second camera we've drowned our new one is waterproof.

Trying to absorb as much warmth out of the rocks as possible.  
We may be in the Kimberleys but the water was still cold.

Eli played with his hat for over 45mins.  Apparently it was the best boat ever.  
'Why do we buy toys for our kids?'

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Land of the Getaway - Broome

Watching the Sunset over the Western Coast. An amazing sight!

We finally spotted a camel or two.  We had a prize the whole way across the desert for whoever spotted a camel.  We had to get all the way to Broome before we found one.

Happy boys.  They all got a prize.

Our turn to ride camels.  Eli and Jai were very uncertain at first but ended up loving it.

Cool morning shadows.

Awesome colours on a beautiful winters morning. That's my kind of winter!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Land of the Getaway - Dampier Peninsular

Our kitchen view at Middle Lagoon

Trailer Failure

The helpers

Swimming at Cape Leveque

Sunset lighting up the red rocks at Cape Leveque

The beautiful blue of Middle Lagoon

Three Mermen

Monday, August 12, 2013

Land of the Getaway - Fitzroy to Derby

Geikie Gorge Walk

Derby Jetty

They have 'real' road trains over this side of the country

Playing on the mud flats around Derby

Boab Prison Tree 

Catching a mud crab on the jetty

Our home under a Boab tree

Helping Dad fix stuff - electrics don't like dust