Friday, 20 November 2015

To Geikie Gorge WA

Geikie Gorge National Park is a national park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 1,837 kilometres northeast of Perth and approximately 420 km east of Broome by road.
The Gorge is not far from Fitzroy Crossing in WA.

Geikie Gorge has been carved by the Fitzroy River through part of an ancient limestone barrier reef which snakes across the west Kimberley. It was laid down in an ancient sea that covered a large part of the Kimberley in Devonian times, some 350 million years ago.

There are Freshwater Crocodiles up the Gorge, these are smaller than saltwater ones.

Previous post on the Gorge [ here ]




The Guides on the tour.




Fitzroy River - when it rains in the big wet (summer time) it can and does flood


Sunset on the way home from Geikie Gorge WA

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    1. No Rosemary we didn't see any at all on our whole trip. Amazing!

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  2. Such beautiful photos for my Thursday morning....thanks so much!

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  3. Hello Margaret,
    Very nice pictures.
    The last one is really great. Amazing colors.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks. Was lucky to be out to see such a lovely sunset in winter.

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    1. They are interesting with their layers of different colours.

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  5. The images previous , did not presage , for the lack of light the sun , the beautiful sunset than would end the day.

    Kisses

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    1. All those photos were taken as the sun was setting....lucky to be in that particular location to capture such a vibrant winter sunset.

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  6. Great shots - you can certainly see the width of the Fitzroy when it is in flood.
    I would not be swimming in that river except in a fenced off/in area!
    I don't think I'd be checking the bloody fangs of the crocs. to see if it was
    fresh or salt water - ha ha.
    That sure is a "firey looking" sunset.
    I wonder does this area during the daylight hours ever get "cool" weather-wise?
    I believe it can get quite COLD in one period of the year at night - either in the "dry"
    or the "wet" season as southern summer / winter periods don't exist as in the southern
    region of our vast, beautiful nation.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Actually Margaret - that last photo would strike fear into the "Sandgroppers" at this
      point of time. Those Esperance fires!
      Colin

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    2. The last photo - yes not good if fire that colour and the bush fires rage on with the devastation that follows.
      I recall when we went up the Katherine Gorge several years ago we encountered a croc but it was small.

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  7. What a glorious place. And that last shot is amazing. Thank you.

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  8. I was amazed when we were up north in the Katherine Gorge in the dry season and they showed us the level of water in the wet season. It seems to go from nothing to everything.

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    1. You are correct on the rise of the water in the wet. Have been up the Katherine Gorge. At Geikie Gorge there are lines that have been marked on a building (shelter) of how high each flood was and what year. I did take a photo but it was way too dark in that area.

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  9. What gorgeous photos of the water. I was waiting to see a croc, though!

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  10. Brilliant photos, Margaret! I love the colours and reflections!

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  11. I also think that your first and last photos need a frame! Fantastic!

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  12. I like the idea of guided tours, I wouldn't have to worry about getting myself lost. The gorge looks lovely and cool, all that water. Did you see any crocs?

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    1. As far as I know it's the only way to do the Gorge, there are no boats about to hire, so a tour it is or nothing.
      No, didn't see any crocs at any place that we travelled..

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  13. Freshies aren't as aggressive or dangerous as salties. Am I prepared to take my chances with either? No. They are a bit smaller though, so maybe you can wrestle them and give them a bump on their snout.

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  14. Glorious! I'm running late...but I'm here now...puff...puff! :)

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  15. I love these beautiful reflections on the water !!
    Greetings

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