Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fitzroy Crossing

No real rush this morning as we had plenty of time to sit and relax before heading off to Geikie Gorge for a cruise up the Fitzroy River.

Well, sometimes you really do not know what to expect and this cruise proved to be one of those times that no expectation was there to be met. When we arrived for the cruise we met Colin and Marilyn again as well as Mrs Springs(Bev), the secretary from Chels & Josh’s school, and Ted her husband. We knew that they were on the road but this was the first time we had met up with them.

Back to that cruise, it went for about one hour, cost $25 and was well worth the money. Have I mentioned before about the great masses of water that we keep coming across while on this journey, only once or twice, well today is another great example of this. The amount of water we saw was amazing and when the guide explained where the wet season high water level mark was, it was almost too difficult to comprehend the amount of water that must flow

The rock formations were created by the flow of the water, mainly in the wet season. The wet season level was about ten to fifteen meters above the current level and carried a large percentage of Western Australia’s fresh water supply. This is really a big amount of water that flows in the wet season and would be worth having a look at when it was in full flow. The problem is that Fitzroy Crossing is often isolated during this time and is not accessible by road.

The same as many other places, there are a few jobs available in this town, including the Information Centre that was also looking for staff. I do not think that the family would think this a great place to move to.

Time for another freeze in the pool and then relaxing for the rest of the afternoon.

Life is really tough!

1 comment:

Mark said...

My name is Mark Knowles, I’m a journalist for Caravan and Motorhome On Tour Magazine.
We’re constantly on the lookout for photos of people on the road with their rig to feature in the magazine.
I was looking at your wonderful blog and saw some of your great pictures and wanted to ask if you could email me some so we could put them in the magazine.
We’re only too happy to send you a copy of the magazine if we use one of your pictures, and of course, we can attribute the image to you.
It’s always fun to see yourself and your rig on the pages of the magazine and share your experiences with other RV enthusiasts.
Right now I’m working on an article about some popular touring routes around Australia, with a focus on where you can find some great free-camping spots.
I see you have travelled to some of the area’s I’m hoping to feature and would love to get some photos of you at any of the free-camping spots you have stayed at in these regions.
At the moment I’m hoping to find some pics in areas including northern and outback QLD, Tassie, south-west WA, the Murray River region, NSW south coast and the Eyre Peninsula in SA.
So if you’ve got any photos of your travels in any of these places, I’d love it if you could send them in.
Please tell us a bit about where you are and what you liked about the spot as well.
Like I said, we’re always after photo’s, so even if you don’t have any for these particular places, I was hoping to put you on my contact list and maybe contact you again in the future about upcoming stories.
We always prefer pics with people in them, whether it’s yourselves or some friends you made along the way, and we also love to see your rig, so please keep that in mind when you’re looking for pics to send.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for a chat or if you want any more info, I’m always happy to hear from RVers and have a chat about their travels and tips.
Fell free to pass on this letter to any of your RVing friends as well, I’d like to hear from as many people as possible.
Please send any photos in the highest quality file size you have, as they will look much better on the printed page, you might have to send them one at a time to get them through.
Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing some of your pictures soon.
Best Wishes,
Mark Knowles
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