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Day 54 – Kununurra

Posted from Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia.

A bit of a quiet day here today.  We went and had a look at the Mirima National Park, but since we’d left it until late in the day, like 9am, it was already too hot in there.  There’s just no shade and the wind whips through the hills.  Very pretty place, it’s kind of like a mini bungle bungles.

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Day 53 – Kununurra

Posted from Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia.


Today started when the alarm went off at 4am. That may well have only been 6am for you Eastern states folk, but let me tell you that it definitely felt like 4am over here.

We were booked on an Alligator Airways flight over the Bungle Bungles with brekky included too. The flight wasn’t until 6 and they pick you up at 5:15 … but 4am seemed like it might just give us enough time to wake the kids and get organised.

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Day 52 – Kununurra

Posted from Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia.


We reluctantly left El Questro today. Such an awesome location.
No photos as it just ended up being a busy day.

The drive back out on the Gibb River Road was mostly uneventful apart from a few inconsiderate twits going faster than they should’ve been and churning up all the rocks and dust. Also had a fool overtake us on a blind bend, straight into the path of another camper. All managed to dodge each other, but I hope he’s learnt his lesson.

Took a little while at the end of the Gibb to pump the tyres back up and grab a geocache. Then it was a fairly slow trip into Kununurra as I’d forgotten how to drive on bitumen. The sheer non-bumpiness of it was freaking me out.

Nevertheless, we got to Ivanhoe Caravan Park and setup. It was at this time Kel noticed a gas leak. Yep, our other gas bottle connection had also fractured. Hmmm … what day is it? Monday! … Cool … shops are open. Off to the local plumbing supplies I went to get some new hoses. Nice flexible, braided hoses … like what should have been fitted to the van in the first place. Why they would fit inflexible, copper pipes on an off-road vehicle is just ridiculous.
Other than that, the Gibb River shake up didn’t move too much stuff around. Hannah found a big screw that I can’t find a home for … but the van, really, is holding up pretty well.

Once that was out of the way I set about getting this blog updated! One beer (at least) per page made the job increasingly difficult … Got most of it done yesterday though.

Now we are all up to date! Apart from today, which will be done later over a few beers around the pool!

The kids are looking forward to some catching up with their mates tonight. It’s been ages since they’ve done an email or spoken to anybody.

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