This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2000 Travels July 5

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WEDNESDAY 5 JULY     KUNUNURRA

Today was another lovely day.

I did some washing, before breakfast. $3 a load here.

We walked to the shops, after breakfast. John bought himself a new watch – a cheap one!

After lunch, went driving again. Went out the highway to the west for a little way after the dam, then turned north on the unsealed Parry Creek road. Our goal was to go look at the Ivanhoe Crossing, from the western side.

The road took us over lots of little, shallow creek crossings. It was a pleasant drive.

We gained a very different perspective on the Ivanhoe Crossing, from this side. It looked as if it had broken up, somewhat, near this bank. It certainly looked totally impossible to drive through. The current and force of water rushing through was enormous.

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Ivanhoe Crossing from the western side. The Crossing curves around – white line of foam in distance is the far side of it.

John tried a short period of fishing, there – no good.

On the way back, we went again to the park area below the dam wall and watched the strong river flow from there.

Tea was pork strips in ginger, with potato and broccoli – nice.

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