Go West, Day 99 – Kununurra

Day 99 Saturday 13th June 2015, 30 degrees Kununurra We are picked up by bus and taken out to Lake Argyle 70 kilometres away. On the way we visit the reconstructed Argyle Downs homestead the family home of the pioneering pastoralists … Continue reading Go West, Day 99 – Kununurra

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 … Continue reading Cruising on Lake Argyle

Not Much to See Here

“There’s not much to see” says the lass at the Info Centre in Kununurra, WA. We take her meagre advice and visit Kelly’s Knob lookout above the town to get the lie of the land. She couldn’t tell us where historic Ivanhoe Crossing was as she hadn’t heard of it. Not surprisingly we find it on Ivanhoe Road just as the sun is setting and there are folks fishing with disregard for crocodiles and the water is brimming across the spillway. Of course it is prohibited to drive on it these days and a huge boulder blocks the causeway. In … Continue reading Not Much to See Here