Hello to all at Canowindra,
Deb and Al here, hope all goes well with you as is with us.
Since leaving Broome we stayed a couple of days at Fitzroy River Crossing Inn with a very low river about 40 feet down its bank, it does fill up now and then and flood a vast area becoming one of the world’s largest rivers.
Headed on up the Gibb River Road to Home Valley Station on the Pentecost River this consisting of combined properties covering 3.5 million acres. We went on a 45 minute helicopter flight over the land following the Pentecost River for 37kms to the junction of the Durack River then up towards Wyndham and back along the majestic Cockburn Range, all this with the doors off at 2,700 feet and it was awesome.
Fished the Pentecost River catching eight sea Catfish with crocs roaming around the other side. We then travelled to Lake Argyle Resort for four days. Went on the lunchtime boat cruise over part of the lake seeing crocs, birds and fish and we had fish and salad for lunch with a beer.
The lake covers a massive area of well over a thousand plus square kilometres and holds 19 times more water than Sydney Harbour. The Ord River is its supply and the lake caters to irrigation, tourism and Hydro Power Supply for Lake Argyle, Kununurra and Wyndham and the dam wall was built in the early 1970s.
If the wall was to burst it would take five years to empty the lake.
We next head to Katherine in the Northern Territory so will update you all in a few weeks.
Debbie and Allan Symons