With a long weekend off work on our hands, we decided to head back up to the Gibb River Road to check out the bits we missed due to our early exit the last time (car troubles).
Just a short round trip of 1215 Kms to visit the Croc infested Windjana Gorge & the Bat infested Tunnel Creek.
I’ve never seen so many crocs in one place. All of the crocs at Windjana Gorge are freshwater crocs – they are pretty harmless unless provoked. Generally they are scared of people and will run away if you get too close to them. They look really menacing when they are baking on the sand in the sun – big sharp teeth sticking out the side of their mouths. On the other hand, they look lanky, awkward and funny when they stand up and walk!!!
Tunnel Creek was a bit spooky (I know, I know, it’s only because I’m a wimp!). You walk into this cave in complete darkness, sometimes waist deep in icy cold water. Throw in lots of Bats and a Croc or two and you’d understand why I thought it was a little scary. It’s true, we do fear the things we can’t see! But I must say it was funny that each of the three of us refused to walk last in the line – you know, in the movies, the monster/alien type thing always picks off the person who is last in line, never the first person in line!!!
After that, we made our way back to Broome and checked into the Kimberley Klub (for a pleasant change) – It’s a nice hostel, but a bit too noisy.
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