The Magnificent Kimberleys
Its been a while between blogs as most of the places we’ve been riding in the Kimberleys have had no internet access.
After a few splendid days in Broome (the last night spent at the wonderful Cable Beach Club) we headed to Cape Leveque,spending 2 nights right on the beach at Middle Lagoon. Same old huge red sunsets over the vast blue sea: same old platters of freshly caught fish for dinner: same old sandy tracks to negotiate on the bike. Beach swimming was still an issue with the ever-threatening presence (or potential presence) of salties.
Met a great couple from Shepperton who took the guys fishing.Then got totalled with them in the evening on a few bottles of red, which they also supplied! Apart from the tremendous fun we are having riding, the real joy of the trip has been to meet so many wonderful Australians at various camping grounds. Being a chatty kind of bloke I’ve really enjoyed shooting the breeze with all sorts of people from all parts of this amazing country. Reckon I’ll be stalking camping grounds across Oz after the fun I’ve been having on this trip.
We found a ‘short-cut’ track thru a cattle property over to Derby and I almost arsed off the bike at a creek crossing. A close call on a dodgy 150 Km soft-sand track.
Derby prooved to be a dull, dreary little town, but the hot showers and laundry facility at the camping ground made up for the town’s deficiencies.