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Dampierland, a peninsula worth a visit …

More photographs from my long weekend trip up the Dampier Peninsula, where red dirt and corrugations prevail, dense woodland and pretty flowers. The towns of Beagle Bay, Lombadina/Djarindjin and One Arm Point are all near the Northern bits of the … Continue reading

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Cygnet Bay, hidden vacation gem …

My first visit to the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm was a most enjoyable affair, playing the tourist with family at this beautiful Bay about 200km north of Broome. A number of boating tours are offered each day during the season. … Continue reading

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the pearl in the West Kimberley …

For a few days I was ‘off-grid’, enjoying a brief holiday with family in one of the West Kimberley’s hidden gems, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. These pics reflect the work that goes into farming Pearl Oysters by tricking them into … Continue reading

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snubfins and humpbacks …

Dolphins around Broome and the West Kimberley are finally the subject of research, after decades of neglect. One was only recently recognized as a new species. Cygnet Bay at the top of King Sound, is leading the way, around a … Continue reading

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Snubfin dolphins of Broome …

Snubfin dolphins (link) are found all around the Broome area, although it is a recent discovery: Earlier this year, MUCRU commenced research on the poorly understood Australian snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. This project aims to collect baseline information on their abundance, … Continue reading

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Wet season…here with a vengeance

Heavy rain in the West Kimberley: Bidyadanga 141 Broome 108 Camballin 109 Cape Leveque 686 Country Downs 279 Curtin RAAF 123 Cygnet Bay 738 Derby 193 Quite some rainfall in the Broome and Dampier peninsula part of the Kimberley over … Continue reading

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