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We travelled to Kununurra and tried to ascertain the standard of the Gibb River Road as it had been closed only two weeks ago and impassable. We had positive feed back at Kununurra but decided to drive on to Wyndham before making our decision. We camped just out of Kununurra in a road side stop and were up early for Wyndham. We travelled to Wyndham but on the way stopped at the Gibb River Road turn off and spoke to some of the people who had just come off it and they believed that it would be tough but possible. It is meant to be a road for 4WD and we only have a 2WD vehicle but we do have significant clearance which is in our favour. At Wyndham we said what the heck and filled our Jerry Cans with diesel and filled up on water and fuel and decided to tackle it. The Road was very corrugated and dusty and the first River crossing we came to was, although we didn't realise at the time, the widest and deepest. The kids thought it was great as we forded the river with the water rising higher and higher. We made it and after that we were confident that we could manage the road.

permalink written by  michelle62 on July 17, 2007 from Wyndham, Australia
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Sopunds dangerous. I shpould have got Chris to sew a couple of St. Cristpoher medals in the tarp. You will be getting one when you get to the Perth GPO

permalink written by  Chris's Mum on July 20, 2007

I didnt know that there were floatings on the truck!
Is everyone back at school and as grumpy about it as my kids are!

permalink written by  janine on July 22, 2007

I mean floaties

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4/5's of the James Family have been planning to go on a trip around Australia for a number of years. We now have the vehicle which we are having modified and we hope to leave late April 2007

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