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Day 86 - Monday 30 July 2012

Bungle Bungles to Kununurra

No rush to get started today as it is only a 243 kms trip to Kununurra - even so we were on the road by 9:30 am. We must have passed dozens of trucks with trailers, trucks with caravans, and semis from the Moscow Circus heading west. We stopped at Warmun (Turkey Creek) for fuel - back to $1.97 per litre. Between Warmun and Doon Doon we came up behind a 4 trailer road train and settled in to follow him, apart from the hills he was maintaining a reasonable speed of 90 kph, and they are too hard for us to pass anyway.

Road Train

Road Train

Too big to pass

Too big to pass

We decided to stop at the Doon Doon Road House for lunch - toasted sandwiches and a cold drink. A lot of the Moscow Circus trucks were also stopping here, as well as a Hampton Road Train going the other way. These road trains are carting ore of some sort to Wyndham.

Doon Doon Road House

Doon Doon Road House

Moscow Circus heading west

Moscow Circus heading west


There were 86 wheels - how many spares would you need?

There were 86 wheels - how many spares would you need?

As we left the roadhouse we encountered a couple of wild horses grazing on the side of the road, and just as we got near the decided to cross in front of us.

Horses on the road

Horses on the road

They wait till you get close then run in front of you

They wait till you get close then run in front of you

As we approached Kununurra we crossed over the Diversion Dam that holds back Lake Kununurra and provides water for irrigation in the area.

Lake Kununurra Diversion Dam

Lake Kununurra Diversion Dam

Lake Kununurra from the Diversion Dam

Lake Kununurra from the Diversion Dam

We arrived at the Ivanhoe Caravan Village about mid afternoon and were allocated a large grassy site. There is obviously no shortage of water as there were spinklers on everywhere watering the sites. After setting up camp we made a trip to the supermarket to restock the larder, and also made some bookings for the El Questro Day Tour on Wednesday and the Triple J Boat tour to the base of the Ord River Dam for Thursday.

Posted by TwoAces 18:06

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