Monday, 16 November 2015

Ord River, Ivanhoe Crossing, Kununurra WA.

Continuing Kununurra.  A selection of photos.

A Tortoise in the Ord River up stream.




Not far from the Tortoise


The Ord River near the bridge.


Ord River and the Restaurant which is near the Golf Course.


Part of the town.



Kelly's Knob a lookout.


The View.




Ivanhoe Crossing where people can fish but beware of the Crocodiles.  The crossing itself has been closed for while due to structural damage.

Ivanhoe Crossing takes it's name from Ivanhoe Station a large Cattle Station.


Aboriginals at Ivanhoe Crossing.


A chit chat near the crossing.

32 comments:

  1. Sweet little tortoise - I love those red rocky layers, and you would wonder how that tree perched on one layer manages to sustain itself.

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    1. Lots of those tortoises at that particular place along with catfish, didn't see the latter en mass....
      Strange that tree there growing out of the rock, a few up that way like that..

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  2. Lovely turtles and speed boats.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  3. The tortoise makes a good photo. The tree growing in rock without soil is tough.

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    1. Several trees grow like that up that way..nature i suppose.

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  4. Love the tortoise - and that hardy tree. It was determined to grow wasn't it?

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  5. Hello Margaret,
    Very good pictures.
    Great that shot with the tortoise. Shot 10 is really nice, so wonderful to see the streaming water.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    1. Always water flowing over that weir..sometime much more, sometimes less.

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  6. A great find,the one the turtle that swam quiet before the look of the camera.

    The water of the river has a wonderful blue tone.

    Kisses

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  7. Well photographed report on Kununurra and the Ord River.
    Now I know why Kununurra and the region is so high up on the
    list of places to visit in Australia.
    The Ord is certainly a big river - is this up or down stream from the dam?
    The town lay out is impressive - plenty of space between properties
    and the vegetation looks also pretty good for what I presume is pre- "The Wet"?
    Interesting rock formations and that tree growing out of a rock more or less
    is remarkable.
    I bet that "weir" on the river would be very different in "the Wet" - a torrent would
    be gushing over it.
    Great report for the viewers.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Weir is down stream. Be magnificent in the wet..
      A lot of trees grow out of rocks up that way..
      Thanks.

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  8. What fantastic shots !!! How wonderful to see a turtle in the water ! I see that he posed for you !!
    Greetings

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    1. Yes the tortoise must have known i was there, many of them.

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  9. Margaret your tortoise is a huge creature. The rock which is red is fantastic and the tree on it. The rock is red - do you know the name of the material which is made of?

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    1. Volcanic rock and other types of rocks make up the Kimberly..

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    1. Works well on my phone. I like it :) Easy to navigate, view photos etc..

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  11. Once again, stunning photos. I love the tortoise...I wish I was swimming beside, as long as a neighbouring croc isn't hanging about!

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    1. Thank you.
      Ah! Didn't see any crocs there...seems they the tortoises and catfish would be fairly safe, but you never know...

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  12. "Ivanhoe Crossing where people can fish but beware of the Crocodiles"
    Well, I'd be leaving the fish FOR the crocodiles. I'll get mine at the local chip shop :)
    It looks like a nice clean little town and I like the twisted trees at the lookout.

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    1. Me too, wouldn't go in that water at the crossing for the world...plenty do though..

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  13. So beautiful this morning, my friend. And so blue!

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  14. Beautiful photos, Margaret! And I love the tortoise! :)

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