Hi guys, here is a bit of an update on what we’ve been up to…
We left Broome to go to Middle Lagoon and we dug out a pool on the beach. We also did a whole day at the beach that day and had a swim. I caught a 35cm trevally and Dad caught a 40cm trevally. Some really nice people down the road also gave us two 50+cm trevallys – which we cooked up for dinner…. Yum!
The next day about lunch time Dad and I went fishing further down, straight away I got a bite, it was a long tom. At the last second it bit both of my hooks off and swam away. Then Dad got a fish but it also snapped his line and got away, and then he got a sting ray. He was fighting it until dark, but for the last couple of hours, it had wrapped itself around a rock, got away, and was a snag. The next day we packed up and went to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, and did a pearling tour.
Cygnet bay is one of the oldest pearl farms in Australia. After that, we swam in the awesome infinity pool, that looks out over the ocean. For dinner we had a buffet and I swam in the pool till it closed. At night, the pool was all lit up like a disco, with lots of different coloured lights.
After that, we left Cygnet Bay and went to Derby to stock up before we started the Gibb River Road. That night, we stayed at Mike & Apples’ house for an overnight stop. The next morning we took off on the Gibb, first stop was Windjana Gorge, which has lots of freshwater Crocs. Next we went to Tunnel Creek, which is a big tunnel and its got lots of water, and some is pretty deep. When we finished, Lachie and I had a swim and then we drove on to Silent Grove Campground and relaxed.
The next day we went to Bell Gorge and had a swim. Lachie, Dad and I went cliff jumping and it was really cool fun. We all went on the high one (it was really high!) then came back and played with some friends. The next day we packed and went to Manning Gorge campground, did some school work then had a swim. The next day Lachie, Dad and I went to the Gorge it was a 2.5 km walk and we actually went to the waterfall and jumped off the waterfall, but you have to be careful because its slippery!
The next day Mum and I went and did the walk, so that means I did it twice, which is really good. I did more jumping, and Mum was pretty worried. The walk was easy, but long. We did extra because we went to the actual waterfall, which was a bit further on.
The next day we went to a place called Home Valley. It had a swimming pool where we stayed for the whole day. For dinner, we had a rack of ribs which was so yummy and it filled us all up!
The next morning Dad and I went on a fishing charter and caught nothing!! 4 hours of fishing and caught nothing!! We saw 4 saltwater crocs in the river, but I wasn’t scared. After that we crossed the biggest water crossing in Australia, called the Pentecost River and eventually got to Kununurra, which was the end of the Gibb River Road!