Two Dutchies in a BIG 4WDrive (!!!) on the Gibb River Road
by Martha and Bernadette van der Bijl
View from the mail plane
In July/August 2010 my sister and me (58 and 65) rented a 4WD campervan in Broome to do the Gibb River Road.
I must confess that I was veeeeeeeery anxious the first week to drive the big thing. But I kept on thinking, "if Birgit say I can do it, I can do it."
And from the moment I overwon my fear I started to enjoy myself in the same big thing. Mastering a big vehicle like that gave me a real feeling of power.
Well anyway, we had the most beautiful time ever and enough time (31days) to enjoy everything thoroughly.
After my sister went back home, I took the mailplane from Derby (absolutely the most beautiful views on the Kimberley!!!!) to Charnley River Station where I went to work as a wwoofer for 6 weeks.
I had a fantastic time as they took me for rides in the bullcatcher, took me to the bullorama with them in Derby and visiting their other station.
Mustering with the Bullcatcher
The Muster Camp
At the Yards
It was so great to be a part of it all instead of being just a tourist. We became good friends and I will visit them again when I go back next year August(to see the whales at the Head of Bight).
We consulted your book every step of the way, ate a hamburger at Drysdale (very nice indeed) and saw the stunning rock art in the King Edward River Region.
And once again, with every obstacle we encountered I thought, "if Birgit say you can, then indeed we can!"
So thanks to your book
we had a great time and got the most out of our trip.
With best regards, Martha and Bernadette van der Bijl
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