As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been a long way from anywhere a few times in the last month or so.
To get to this particular Long Way From took quite a few hours and a the permission of a number of station owners, so I wouldn’t suggest getting excited about going to a Long Way From.
Anyway the drive was exciting! There were lots of gates through stock country before getting into the start of the true desert country. As soon as the desert started the dunes began. Dune after dune we rose up hills and rolled down the other side before crossing large grassed flats between said dunes. It is impossible to explain just how fantastic these locations are, or to convey the feeling of extreme remoteness that this locations holds.
Road over sand dunes!
The desert is big!
The road through desert runs straight, because the only thing that could be in the way really is the sand!
Seriously seriously big country!
Is this a Mesa or a Bluff? Either way it is a landscape that I’d always associated with the American mid-west not Australia!
These just rise out of the dunes, it is spectacular!
A good mate of mine in the US recently went on a diving trip and ended up having an unexpected encounter with a rather large shark. He was nice enough to let me publish the email he sent me with some close and personal photos.
If you want, check out the video of his encounter…
On Sunday I took a dive charter out to the Channel Islands for some lobster diving. The diving was great and the reefs were amazingly colorful.
On the way back to the harbor we encountered a whale carcass floating in the channel. We went over to investigate to discover that we were in the company of a full grown Great White shark. He was ginormous!
I took some video of him devouring the whale and snapped a few impressive pics of him swimming right next to our boat.
It was an awesome and extremely rare moment.
P.S. I managed to bring home some dinner for Casie too!
One of Broome’s many amazing natural features and experiences is the Staircase to the Moon, where the full moon raises over the mudflats of Roebuck Bay at low tide.
I was lucky enough to be in town for one of the lowest tides, with a rather large moon and can I just say, these photos just don’t do it justice. This spectacle is amazing. It is spectacular.
The Desert Feet Tour at Town Beach in Broome.
Town Beach, in Broome, has an awesome view over Roebuck Bay.
The crowds gather for the natural wonder that is The Staircase to the MKoon.
Full Moon, blood red with desert dust. Just amazing!
Just wow, really, just wow!
Staircase to the Moon in white.
Last night I camped a long way from, well, anywhere.
To prove it, I was here…
Camp was here. Told you, a long way from anywhere!