Cruising on Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle is the water catchment on the Ord River near Kununurra in Western Australia. Several tour companies offer sightseeing cruises on the lake.
We cruise around the islands of the lake and see wallabies, fresh water crocodiles, even a baby one and golden orb spiders. The lake is about forty times the size of Sydney Harbour and if it ever reaches its capacity it will be about eighty times that of Sydney Harbour. Don’t tell the folks in Sydney. The boat has two 250hp Honda outboards on the back, the water is as smooth as glass and we glide about fast and slow across the glassy surface. It is so relaxing slipping and sliding in a sea of reflections. At sunset the boat stops and we all jump over the back and swim in the warm, seemingly bottomless water. It makes you want to stretch your legs to their utmost to feel the depth. Our skipper pours glasses of bubbly and floats out a tray of nibbles to us. Have you ever tried to drink and swim at the same time? It’s not easy, but watching the sunset from the water has a relaxing effect on everyone and the boat is awash with laughter and wet towels and the Kimberley evening is balmy.

Lake Argyle

Baby Fresh Water Crocodile

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