Deknarf: The Australia Blog

The sights and gorges in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia are reputed to be well worth a look, and the Gibb River Road, which traverses most of the good bits is a Four Wheel Driver’s ‘must do’.  Additionally, a friend was killed in a helicopter crash in the Silent Gorge region of this area on 27 June, 1996.  So in a multi-part adventure/holiday/in memoriam trip Maggie and I, and Tony’s former wife Gillie, took off to ‘do’ the Gibb River Road in late August, early September.  August and September are the months just before the wet season in the Kimberley region of north Western Australia and almost at the end of the tourist season.

It’s hot, it’s dry (apart from the gorges and larger rivers), it’s dusty.  A fine red dust that, no matter how well the car is sealed, eventually seeps in and…

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