We continued our trip northward until we reached
The Drysdale River Station.
The station is well set up for travellers.We refuelled both ourselves and the vehicles.
Day 12 - 13
CAMPSITE - Theda Station
Flight over Mitchell Falls and Admiralty Gulf
Tour to see Bradshaw Figures
(Since I constructed this page, there have been some
Theda Station is
closed to the public – in fact, they don’t want to see the public
on their land at all. With that in mind forget going across through Old
Theda to the Carson River Escarpment (pg 141).
http://www.guidebooks.com.au/updates Kim bk.htm , lists
changes in The KIMBERLEY – An Adventurer's Guide book. Therefore, some of the experiences we had are no longer available to the
From there we went further
north to Theda Station.
While we were there,
we took a 1 hour flight out to
the coast line.
We flew over King Edward River and along Admiralty
Gulf. Kalumburu was visible in the distance. The flight then returned
over the Mitchell Falls and back to Theda
It was worth the $150 each to see the countryside from the air. If we had driven
out to Mitchell Falls it would have taken
most of the day and then we wouldn't have seen the beautiful site of the land
meeting the ocean and the rugged terrain under us. The pilot flew over the
Mitchell Falls enough times and angles for
everyone to get pictures of it. Sadly, I only had my video camera with me and
therefore no shots to show here.
We camped overnight
on Theda Station near the waterhole below called Honeymoon
The early morning sun created this
magic picture. It was July and therefore very cool, causing the mist over
the water. A beautiful sight to watch while sitting around the campfire
eating our bacon and eggs.
our trip we encountered many wonderful sites that had aboriginal art.
We were lucky enough to be shown around
station owner of the time, Mark. They have some fine examples of
Figures. Apparently there is some dispute as to whether
the Bradshaw Figures are actually aboriginal art or a very early
form of art by a totally different culture.
Click on the pictures below for larger versions
Just north of
the road to Kalumburu we saw these Cycads. A beautiful, natural
The hillside was dotted
with Cycads in new growth after a fire had passed through. These magnificent
plants stood out so much that we had to stop and take photographs. They
were the only ones we saw on the whole trip. It seemed, at that particular
spot, conditions were perfect for their growth.
Day 14 - 15
Drove to KalumburuBought
beautiful bread at the Mission at 11am
Sorted Julie's money out. Got supplies
to one of the nuns - Italian
out to Deep Bay
CAMPSITE - Deep Bay -
North of Kalumburu
Kalumburu and it's surrounding beaches. It was VERY hot
even though it was July.