the gibb – the video.

find below a short video that of course does the gibb no justice at all. it’s not that easy to pop the drone up on the gibb, there is a lot of dust and of course we don’t fly when there are people around or where it is not allowed. anyway, enjoy a few minutes…

staked 2.

i stand corrected. when i rather unwisely opined that there was a choice between comfort and protection from flat tyres i was completely and utterly wrong. the gibb does not care and kills your tyre no matter what pressure you run (actually the gibb is a veritable tyre cemetery: there is a discarded / ruined…

staked.

it had to happen. you obviously can’t travel the gibb and expect to get away scot free. you might get lucky, but don’t expect to. we very nearly did, though, but not quite. i can’t say we weren’t warned: the people we shared a camp fire with last night told us they had a flat…

swimming the gibb.

most people would associate the gibb river road with dust. fair enough, there is plenty of that on the road (i give the air filter a quick clean every couple of days) and even in the camps. nat and her friends were banned from using the skipping rope the other day because it caused a…

snap.

windjana gorge is the first and one of the most accessible gorges along the gibb river road. the road from derby is actually mostly sealed, and the unsealed parts are not too bad either. the camp ground, even though it classifies as a bush camp, is nothing short of luxurious: warm showers and flushing (!)…

radio silence.

tomorrow we’ll start our trip along the infamous gibb river road. 700 kms of dirt road through the outest of outbacks with river crossings and corrugations deep enough to swallow a car and trailer. or so they say. worst of all, however, and this is no joke: there is no mobile coverage and no internet.…

a vertical view of the horizontal falls.

one of the great sights of the north of western australia (the biggest state of our beautiful country, as the locals never tire to stress) are the horizontal falls. keep in mind that the north of w.a. has one of the highest tides in the country, more than 10 meters on a spring tide, when…

off the grid.

the chart below is based on data released by the australian bureau of statistics. it’s not pretty, at least not if you live in australia and would like to heat your home, light it or maybe even use some appliances. nobody argues with the basic fact: energy prices have risen far above the rate of…

emu man.

we are back in broome for a few days. we could have gone directly to derby but since we have to wait for some postal deliveries we figured we could divide the time between broome and derby (broome being the bigger place with probably more things to do and see). one thing we felt we…

my broome.

Now, lets pick up where we dropped off last time: Broome, the home of pearls (and I don’t mean those alien creatures that grow pearls and live with “converters” as seen in Valerian). Broome is an interesting place with lots of things to do and see like go on camel rides, see the dino footprints,…

fire!

nothing to worry about, we are still in one piece and not even slightly singed. we lit a tiny fire and grilled some sausages (well, nat did anyway). a bit further up the peninsula someone took that idea to a whole new level. we could see the fire burn on the other side of the…

my 80 mile beach.

So, after my Coral Bay journey we ventured further to 80 Mile Beach. The 80 Mile Beach is so beautiful, there are lots of kites … (type of raptor) and beautiful shells. Did you know a group of kites is called a wake? True. While I was there I did fun activities and watched a…