TITLE: The Last of the Gibb River Road.
IN SHORT: Originally constructed to transport cattle from surrounding stations to the ports, the Gibb River Road has since become better known for blown tyres, corrugations that shake you senseless and multiple river crossings. Along with the challenges the rewards are endless, it’s a chance to experience a true side of Australia, visit cattle stations, aboriginal communities, secluded gorges, see wildlife in its natural habitat and meet the genuine characters of the bush.
So now with the 660kms of the Gibb complete the day became about getting to Broome, late morning we crossed the Fitzroy River and headed into Derby before a brief stop at the Prison Boab Tree. We arrived into town after lunch for a lazy afternoon and an amazing sunset on Cable Beach.
Having spent 10 days crossing the Kimberley a night out was in order. I know I enjoyed myself because I was so tired I went to bed with my feet still in the sleeping bag cover and my head torch on my head (on).
Before moving on, a big thank you to those of you who made the Kimberley leg a memorable one (in a good way), you all know who you are!
TIP: The Kimberley already has it all so it’s the friends you make, the music and the laughs you have along the way that will see you remember it for years to come.
TRACK: Paris Nights/New York Mornings – Corrine Bailey Rae