Sunday, May 20, 2012

Broome – Fitzroy Crossing – Yakanarra

After a short look around Broome I set off on the 400km drive to Fitzroy Crossing. The road was straight, over flat country and not very interesting, apart for the boab trees.
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I met up with the Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation representative, Alia and went with her in a 4WD, leaving my hire car in Fitzroy. We set off on the journey to Yakanarra.
The aboriginal community of Yakanarra is nestled in the magnificent landscape of the Kimberley’s St Georges Ranges, 140 km south of Fitzroy Crossing. It takes approximately three to 4hrs drive depending on the state of the road. For the first part of the journey, the gravel road is good and well maintained and graded as it primarily goes to a homestead. After the turn off to Yakinarra it deteriorates quickly into a track and the road is not graded. A snake that was over a meter in length slithered across the road. I manage to get a pic of him as he went into the grass.
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It was late afternoon when we arrived in Yakanarra. The sun was beginning to set over the ranges and it was a most magnificent sight.

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