Family outback adventures (Final episode – part 4)


Ok, so this is the last episode of our outback adventures – and I think it’s the funniest. Especially the end.
I think by this time we were getting a bit of desert fever or something.

Continuing on from the previous episode, this is where we get to Windjana Gorge and see the crocodiles!
Amazing. They look just like big old logs in the water.
It was pretty cool being able to walk up close to them. Oy! They’re not salties…only freshwater crocs.
Still got big teeth, but they are far less aggressive. Still, I wouldn’t want to take a dip with one.

Oh and one thing we learned about the bats? They pee on you.

It’s not made mention in the video but Icecream Bob’s place was a guy who set himself up in a caravan, in the middle of nowhere…and sells icecreams.
Just NOT what you expect to come across out there, but a very welcome surprise!

Broome for us was a disappointment. A total tourist trap if you ask me, and EXPENSIVE.
The beaches must be photoshopped because although the water was a nice deep turquoise, the sand is very grey clay like (like a lot of beaches up there.) and dead calm.. and no sea smell!
I found this to be the case in WA, that the beaches were more like lakes and didn’t SMELL like the ocean!
We were forced to spend four days there while the car was being fixed in this VERY cramped, VERY expensive caravan park and our site was right next to the “kitchen” area so it was always noisy.
This is where the kids went a little stir crazy. You’ll see.

This is also where my son got a hermit crab stuck on his hand. My husband didn’t want to leave the car parked behind the sand dunes leading to the water so he stayed there while the kids and I took a wander down to the beach.
We must have spent a good fifteen minutes waiting for this damn crab to let go of Jacksons hand.

Then off we went to cable beach, which we didn’t realise had a lot of naked – mostly elderly people, sunbathing on it.
I didn’t want to look like a pervert filming them with my camera…but the kids had a lot of giggles as we drove past.

We stayed in Barn hill, (the toilets had no roof – interesting if it rained?) which was a beautiful spot. Camped right next to the ocean so all night long you could hear the waves crashing. Ahh bliss!
Hubby being the chicken he is didn’t much like the creepy crawlies though. I’ve never seen such a HUGE grasshopper!

We were so lucky on the homeward bound stretch to witness some of natures greatest displays of desert wildflowers.
Absolutely beautiful! There was one day where we just couldn’t make any distance because I kept yelling to “stop the car!” so I could get out and take more and MORE video and photo’s.

Oh and be sure to watch the outtakes at the end 🙂

We took great pleasure one night in waking the kids up to see if they needed to be taken to the bathroom one last time before we went to bed.
It was the funniest thing when Shai, all confused answered “So?”

And she wants you all to know…… wasn’t HER. LOL!!!!!

If you’ve watched all this – thank you! I hope you enjoyed it 🙂

Kids documentary part 4 from Tracy Lundgren on Vimeo.

About Tracy Lundgren

I am a people watcher,life observer, nature lover, spiritual seeker loving this crazy wild ride that life is taking me on. I am still a blank piece of paper waiting to be filled and that is good.
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8 Responses to Family outback adventures (Final episode – part 4)

  1. oh my – the crocs they look like statues – if it wasn’t for the water moving..eeek you can keep the bats. The yacht in the sunset stunning, laughed out loud at the pegs on Shai & Jackson. How did you get the crab off in the end? Oh Grasshopper! Fits of laughter at Boot Camp. Who on earth would have dissected the horses? Waking them up..priceless. Thank you for sharing. Such a beautiful connected family you have and adventures that you will always treasure. Loved your laugh through out. A delightful family doco on your outback adventure. x

    • desertrose7 says:

      I think the crab must have just got tired in the end. Eventually it let go…silly crabby thing!
      Seeing the horse…bits, was rather distressing. Looked like they’d been slaughtered there. Horrible! All I can think is that it was for their meat….why else would they of left the heads and legs?
      Thank YOU for watching! 🙂

  2. Ralph says:

    Thank you all for taking me on your wonderful and fun journey. Ralph xox 😀

  3. Awesome…great entertainment .
    Love, hugs and prayers…ME and the Boss

  4. ksbeth says:

    i have loved every second of this )

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