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Australian Odyssey - The Kimberley

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Pat625
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Re: Australian Odyssey - The Kimberley

Post#21 by Pat625 » 25 Jun 2019, 13:54


Beautiful photos of a beautiful land! You and your wife have loads of photos for lots of good memories, enjoy!
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oldmangrumpy
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Post#22 by oldmangrumpy » 26 Jun 2019, 03:24


Now for some 'oddities'.

A launch that acts as a helipad - so we went from the cruise ship to the zodiac to the launch to the helicopter for a flight over Horizontal Falls - refer David Attenborough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9kdhVJT0U

A large boab tree (15 metres girth) near Derby inside which local Aborigines were reportedly held prisoner overnight by police. Actually it seems to be a myth transported from the history of a similar tree at Wyndham some 900 kilometres away but still in the Kimberley.

An old military DC3 which ran out of fuel and crashed in 1942 a couple of days before Broome was bombed in WWII. Still in great condition though 80 years later.

Full sized zips also attached for those who wish to play.
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oldmangrumpy
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Post#23 by oldmangrumpy » 27 Jun 2019, 01:44


Nearing the end now I think, just a few more photos to sort through. Here are some 'effects' photos, by which I mean the impact of man/nature producing something visually pleasing.

Another early morning helicopter flight up to Mitchell Falls provided a mixed skyscape of mist and smoke, the later from 'prescribed fires' set by the Aboriginal community.

Early shot of an orange sunset returning from a trip to Adele Island (water bird sanctuary) some 100 kilometres off the Kimberley coast.

The rushing, swirling water at Horizontal Falls as seen from our boat.

Zips of originals included below too.
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david
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Post#24 by david » 27 Jun 2019, 10:24


OMG,
I hope we will see many more of these great photographs before you finish.
Several of the pictures I need to revisit in slow time as I am sure I can do better without, hopefully, spoiling the original concept.

david.
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oldmangrumpy
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Post#25 by oldmangrumpy » 28 Jun 2019, 03:14


David,

OK, glad you like them; so as you want more, I will filter them out and selectively post appropriate photos for you to play with.

Next set involves water falls, the first one being the Mitchell Falls, a three tiered drop some 20 minutes inland by chopper. The falls were flowing but, again, due to the less than average wet season rainfall, they were not gushing at full force. We took a zodiac from the cruise ship to a small beach; a chopper landed there and then whisked us up to the rocky plateau opposite the falls so we could walk around for 30 minutes.

Using the zodiacs we also visited the King George Falls, some 80 metres high, and they also had the same issue with water flow. However, at the base of them a neat rainbow was visible. On the way back to the ship we stopped by some incredible vegetation/moss growing out of the cliff face.
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Issabella
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Post#26 by Issabella » 28 Jun 2019, 08:06


Enjoying your amazing photos and imagining what a wonderful trip you lived. But I also think you deserved it. :happy_purple:
Issabella

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oldmangrumpy
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Post#27 by oldmangrumpy » 29 Jun 2019, 07:38


Issabella - thank you; glad you find them interesting.

Now for some different forms of rock art, being Wandjina and Gwion Gwion.

Wandjina is the most significant Creation Spirit, associated with rain and therefore the seasonal regeneration of the land and all natural resources. The red and white ochre paintings were traditionally repainted each decade to ensure the image was kept fresh and lively.

The Gwion Gwion art usually appears as thin and elegantly drawn figures in mulberry red ochre. They are of great age and are regarded by Aboriginal people of the west Kimberley as an important part of their cultural heritage.

There are hundreds of sites containing this very old Aboriginal rock art, with some now dated up to 50,000 years old. However, tourism has taken its toll and now very few sites are made available to view and even then under strict control.
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oldmangrumpy
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Post#28 by oldmangrumpy » 30 Jun 2019, 05:49


OK ... last one for this trip; we were having dinner on the aft dining deck, when there were shouts of 'shark'! Apparently the lights on lower decks attracted them to the ship and they kept circling round for about ten minutes.
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Issabella
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Post#29 by Issabella » 30 Jun 2019, 06:13


OMG; I thank your amazing photos. You make us live your trip in some beautiful way. :photosmiley:
I think that our world is wonderful and we must take care of it. :thank_you:
Issabella

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david
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Post#30 by david » 30 Jun 2019, 08:09


OMG,
Thank you for this guide to The Kimberley and your superb photographs.
david.
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