Saturday, August 2, 2008

Kimberley Adventure Part 1

Due to lack of transport and travelling companions I resorted to joining some of the Grey Nomads on an organised bus tour. Surprisingly there were more people my age than older.

In a 27 seater 4WD truck/bus vehicle 20 of us embarked on a 15 hour round journey across 815km. The vehicle looks quite amusing, being the head of a truck on a bus but was very spacious and comfortable.

The first stop was Myall's Bore and Cattle trough (left), apparently the longest in the world at 120m, and the Boab prison tree. The giant tree is
estimated to be 1,500 years old and has a girth of 14.7m. Aboriginal prisoners were held in it on their way to court in Derby.