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!
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!
Working hard again. Honestly the road was closed due to bushfires so we just had to stop for a break before turning around and driving 200km back the way we’d come! Oh and I rode a camel this week as well…
Last week I spent the week in the Kimberleys for work. For those of you who don’t know the Kimberleys are the far north western corner of Australia right up where the crocodiles are. I didn’t see any salt water crocs, but I have seen a few freshwater crocodiles this week. Unfortunately photos are hard to get out of a car travelling at 110km/h so the I don’t have proof.
Anyway todays selection of photos are from an area 60km east of Fitroy Crossing where I was doing some work.