Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Posts tagged “environment

Derby Wetlands

Many years ago I recall the Water Corporation were criticized because the Derby Wastewater Treatment Plant was discharging to the environment. It seemed odd at the time because discharges in that location did not seem to be likely to cause problems. One of the last things we did on our recent trip out the Gibb River Road was to visit the Derby Wetlands. This is a wetland created by allowing controlled discharge from the very same wastewater treatment plant. It seems the discharges created an internationally important wetland and now this has to be maintained!

Derby Wetlands

Derby Wetlands


I think these are black winged stilts. Very elegant.

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Geike Gorge

While in Fitzroy we went for a boat trip in the Geike Gorge. Apparently Geike was the boss of the geologist who discovered the gorge. There are some rumours that the name may change to an indigenous name more appropriate.

It pays to get up early and get the first boat ride of the day while the water is still glassed over.

These rocks are part of the Devonian Reef – the same barrier reef that Tunnel Creek goes through.

Geike Gorge

Geike Gorge


The river is the same Fitzroy river that I have recently posted images of.