King Sound Resort
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... wharf, built in 1894, was a wooden T shaped structure located at the
northern end of the present steel and concrete wharf. It was linked to the town
of Derby by a horse drawn tramway, crossing the mud flats via a causeway where
the present day road is located. Wool and pearl shell were the major exports in
the early days. In 1964, when the new wharf was built, live cattle were
... We did however find the local butcher who already had some meat not only cyrovaced but also frozen so we stocked up as we weren’t sure where we would be when we left here.
After visiting the information center and found out that Derby it is one of only three towns in the Kimberley to have a population over 2,000. Located on King Sound, Derby has the highest tides in Australia, with the peak differential between low and high tide reaching ...
... am sure as we get closer to the coast it will change again for our 4th landscape.
The road on the other hand is a sensational, just long flat wide road that is so easy to drive on. Aj did comment that it is crazy how the worst road we have really driven on so far is the Bruce Highway, one of the most travelled roads around, yet out here where there is no traffic the roads are sensational.
We were ...
Derby war die nächste Station. Dieser Ort ist vorwiegend ein Ziel für Touristen, da dort die Höhe des Meeres bei Ebbe und Flut den höchsten Abstand in Australien hat. Er beträgt bis zu 12 Meter. Dies ist einer der höchsten Gezeitenunterschiede in der Welt. Die höchsten liegen wohl bei ca. 15 Meter. Das hieß für uns, dass wir natürlich als erstes zum Meer mussten (auch einfach, um das Meer endlich mal wieder zu sehen ;) Dort war gerade Ebbe ...
Desperate to catch a 'real' barra, i.e. one that hasn't been living in Matt and Terri's barra pond, we organised a fishing trip on the Fitzroy River with Ryan's mate, Brad. We camped at a place called Langies Crossing, which is about an hour and half north of Broome, towards Derby. We left mid-morning and after arriving in the ...