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Wednesday 12th July - Kununurra & Wyndham area.

sunny 34 °C

Wednesday 12th July - Kununurra and Wyndham.

Didn't have to get up early, but I did. Set up my fishing gear and headed out to the Dunham River, just 6kms west of Kununurra. Tossed lures for an hour or so for no result again. Watched the sunrise on the river which is always nice. I then went to Ivanhoe Crossing, a concrete causeway across the ORD River. It's a hot spot for Barra fishermen. There was one bloke standing in 70cms of fast water on the crossing and had landed a 80cm Barra that morning. But not for me, as there's too many crocs in this river. Back at camp fo brekkie, and Andrew and I decided to go to Wyndham. Headed north along the Great Northern Hwy, turned off onto the Gibb River Rd to try and get to Emma Gorge. Good bitumen to the turn off but the dirt road in was a bit rough, so we turned around. Getting hot too, with the temp in the low 30s. Got to Wyndham for a look around. Checked out the port area. Wyndham has always been the main port for the East Kimberley region with the main export being beef and live cattle. There was once a huge meatworks in Wyndham as well. It's now a pretty sleepy little town with the main activity being tourism. Had some lunch at the Rusty Shed cafe. A great little cafe with great food. Got some great views and photos from the 5 Rivers Lookout, then headed back the 100kms to Kununurra.
A bit of grocery shopping, some grog shopping and we later walked into town for dinner and to watch the State of Origin footy match. A free sausage sizzle at the pub made it a cheap night. Queensland smashed the Blues to clinch the series 2 games to 1. "Go you Queenslanders".
A great night after a 300km day on the bikes.
ZZZZZZZ!

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Posted by PETERnHILAIRE 07:17 Archived in Australia

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