The time to head off had finally come. We were a convoy of three ‘rigs’ consisting of a Nissan Patrol driven by my Dad – the Old Man – and my sister, Sam, his passenger. Dad was set up with a swag and tent but he was towing my 4.8 centre console tinnie mounted on a trailer I built myself. The second rig was also a Nissan Patrol with Nige and Tania towing a Cub camper trailer. And of course, there was Kris and I in the FJ Cruiser towing the van.
We left Adelaide on May 16 and the plan was to head to Pimba as there was a free camp 10 minutes out of town.
El Questro Station is around 20km from the Eastern end of the Gibb. We had all done some research and were pumped about the stay. From our perspective, this was the beginning of our Kimberly experience and El Questro lived up to expectation. Continue reading “El Questro”
After deciding to turn around and after a good sleep we decided that the plan for this day was just to be tourists. We did just that and really enjoyed our time at the Bungle Bungles. Continue reading “The Bungle Bungles”
The plan for this leg was to travel to a bush camp near the Bungle Bungles. This was a short leg so we thought we’d have slow start with a cooked breakfast on the previous night’s camp fire. We didn’t quite make it to the Bungle Bungles though… Continue reading “Billiluna to Bungle Bungles”
Over the journey, I have a done a little bit of travelling but when we first met, Kris hadn’t done much travelling. We shared the same travel dreams and so we slowly started to work toward realising some of those dreams. Our first big trip together was set for the Kimberley.
We hang out with a group of people we call ‘The Crew’. Most of The Crew travel together on various trips of various lengths and many of our trips are conceived during a group get-together. The Kimberly trip was no different and came about from a long held desire to go fishing in a remote community in the far North – Kalumburu. We didn’t make it to Kalumburu though and the story is told in the various posts that share our journey.
Below is a link to the map I made to help plan the trip.