My plans for holidays have just been filled up for the next few years (years of riding I mean)
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.
I've not been able to get my next post up as yet, however here's a map with some of the highlights from the tour to tide things over.
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.
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.
Last night I camped a long way from, well, anywhere.
To prove it, I was here…
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…
So I am in Broome at the moment. Technically it is a work trip, but due to semi-predictable circumstances I haven’t been able to head out bush in the past week. As a consequence, I’ve been making the most of my time here buy going to some of the events that form part of the Broome Shinju Matsuri Festival which opened last night with a whole lot of speeches and a performance by Sammy the Dragon!
Being in Broome I’ve also done a few other essential things, like going to the beach, so life is tough.
Here are some snap shots of my “work trip” so far.
Oh and here are some photos of the beach…
Over the weekend some friends and I went camping at Redbank Gorge and climbed Mt Sonder. It was an awesome weekend with lots of swimming, but 35 degrees on the last day of winter is a bit rude really. Anyway, I survived, I didn’t reach the top of Sonder because I couldn’t handle the heat, but I had a great weekend.
Enjoy my happy snaps!
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