Thursday, 26 November 2015

Fitzroy Crossing WA

Back to travelling Western Australia 2015

Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 400 kilometres east of Broome and 300 kilometres west of Halls Creek. It is approximately 2,524 kilometres from the state capital of Perth.

The photo below is of the old crossing, once it was the only way to go via vehicle to Derby and Broome.  The second photo is the river bed but of course in the 'big wet' the water flows.






Two houses at Fitzroy Crossing.  It's a nice little town with one IGA Supermarket.  Hospital, Court of Law which is being built (a new one).




Part of the Caravan Park.  The Amenities being up on the hill, you can just see the building.  The drainage from the showers and washing machines comes down the hill, all the way around thus keeping the grass green.


Just up the road, the sunrise the morning we left.


On our way to Broome WA



The boab tree which I posted when travelling.




Nearly to Broome, just 166 kms to go.
This is Willare Bridge where fuel can be bought for the last leg of the journey to Broome.

40 comments:

  1. Its a lovely sunrise and the boab tree is really something very unique! Just to let you know I am your newest follower. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Always blue sky during the day up north in the winter time, in the tropics Nancy..

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  2. Amazing how beautiful a twilight can be, even cloudless.

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  3. Such a cute trailer pulled behind your truck. Looks like you are having a fabulous trip. Do your celebrate Thanksgiving? If so...Have a really special Thanksgiving Day.

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    1. We had a wonderful 3 months away.
      No, we don't have Thanksgiving down here, but thank you anyway :) and the same to you..

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  4. From the photos it looks like a great place to visit.

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    1. It's different to where I live. Isolated, quiet and very few shops to go to..but it's is nice.

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  5. The bank of the river seems shore of sea , by the amount of sand that are deposited in their margin .

    I like a lot the image 8 , with lone tree bare of leaves ,than is solitary protagonist of the first plane .

    Kisses

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    1. There are many river beds that have that same type of sand/dirt without water. Water flows in the Wet Season, which is summer.

      That boab tree is magnificent without it's leaves, even thought it was 35 degC in winter..

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  6. I wonder if the boab is as ancient as it looks.

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    1. Goodness only knows, but it does look very old, and well could be.

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  7. The tree is just amazing, as is the sunset.

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    1. Some odd shapes with the boab trees. Many drawings are available up the Top End of boabs together cuddling each other, others intertwined.

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  8. Not keen on the heat and flies but I do like the wide open spaces and clear silent nights.
    That tree is amazing.
    Merle............

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    1. Definitely silent up there, once in a while voices can be heard, Aboriginals I expect.

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  9. Did you at any time during your travels feel at least a little agoraphobic?

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    1. No we didn't....interesting word is 'agoraphobic'. We did meet some people who wouldn't go to certain places - because -, but when you go up that way expect anything and do most things.

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  10. Margaret you live in a great country. The road is perfect and your vehicle is fantastic

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  11. we actually have a broome and a roebuck close by

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  12. Methinks it would really take something to blow a boab tree down. By the way, my eyesight is improving, but it is still far from good.

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    1. I think it would take a lot for that tree to fall to the earth.
      That's pleasing to read about your eyesight..let's hope it continues to improve for you.

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  13. It looks like a lovely quiet place to spend a few days, just resting up ready for the next few hundred kms.

    That third photo, the house with the long porch, looks like an old school house. I remember similar ones at my very first school, where we all lined up according to size and marched up the steps onto the porch and into our classroom.

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    1. You could well be correct about that house being a school. In that same area there was the old Post Office, not shown this visit. It's the old part of Fitzroy.

      After travelling long distances it was good to rest at the Crossing for a couple of days, just doing nothing much at all.

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  14. I could see myself enjoying some relaxation and lovely walks here!

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    1. Not a bad place to walk around the caravan park, but I don't know about other areas due to the 'heat' and the crocs in the area by the river.

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  15. Stunning sunrise. A beautiful place, but it would take a special sort of person to stay there for long.

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    1. It would indeed take a special type of person to live there, it's so far from anywhere.

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  16. Guess what Margaret - there is a free internet service in my room at this Crowne Plaza in the Hunter!
    The outside temperature in 42 Celsius! HOT HOT HOT and fierce winds making it worse!
    Nobody is playing golf or tennis - so no mad persons in residence.

    I don't believe we blow up our baob trees! Too precious for water for the knowledgeable.!!!
    Very interesting travelogue of the "Top End".
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Well I be blowed! How wonderful, plus lucky you.
      Wow, that is far too HOT, even for me :)
      Enjoy your A/C.
      And thanks.

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  17. Boab trees look so exotic Margaret. The clear skies in that part of the world are remarkable. The stars at night must be wonderful. Probably, the remoteness of such a location adds to it's beauty... too remote to ever become a victim of it's own success.

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    1. Very different are those Boab trees. Sky at night is amazing in the winter. Far too remote are the little towns with no industry or very little to keep people living there.

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  18. I would love to see a Boab tree - I bet you keep a close eye on your fuel gauge whilst travelling in those remote areas.

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    1. One day you might see a Boab Tree Rosemary, you never know.

      We do fill up with diesel at each little town as we travel if we know there is a fair distance between them. Many times it's a must that you fill up because there is no other until you are very low in diesel. The places are placed in the correct distance to be able to do that - someone used their brains way back when :)

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  19. Very enjoyable post and amazing pictures.

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