On the Coast at Last
03.04.2012 - 05.04.2012
The trip from Kununarra to Fitzroy Crossing was the most eventful to date - had to haul on the brakes due to a herd of wild horses (and a foal) across the road - then we took a side road into a rest area and had to drive through a flooded "floodway" to get out - then we drove into a small bushfire which quickly approached the road - went through blinded by smoke and could feel the heat of the flames on our faces - then we were hit by a " whirly-whirly" wind which blew the car and van halfway into the oncoming lane. The trip from Fitzroy Crossing to Broome was a doddle by comparison (but still lots of beautiful Boab trees) and we are now at a park for a few nights to chill out and rest. Next leg will be to Pt Hedland. Broome reminds us a bit of Cairns and a bit of Darwin..and just as hot and humid at this time.