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.
The river is the same Fitzroy river that I have recently posted images of.
This was taken a few km downstream of where the Jabiru photos were taken. I climbed down the banks and out into the river. This is not the full width of the river bed – the sand on the left is a small island in the river bed – the actual river bed is about 3 times this wide. In full flood it must be awesome. Again this is about the best Kimberley sunrise I could manage at this time of the year – not a cloud to be seen.
This was probably the closest to a sunset we had while in the Kimberley – there were no clouds. While taking this shot I noticed the pair of Jabiru’s (just right of centre). So I changed lenses and took the shot that resulted in the previous post. If you look at the extreme right and left of this image you can see the steep drop down the banks of the river. This is why the gate to this area is shut at night – patrons of the Crossing Inn would get into trouble in the dark if they could wander around here.
It must be an incredible sight to see this river in full flood!