Doubtful Bay has several attractions, including impressive rock paintings, dramatic scenery and waterfalls. We ran from Talbot Bay to Doubtful Bay on the start of our return trip east to Darwin. Leaving Talbot Bay, we realized that not only was this the most westerly point on our journey so far, but we are nearly one third of the way around the world.
Trip highlights from June 20th and 21st follow. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at http://mvdirona.com/maps
We took the more eastern route leaving Dugong Bay and saw no less than 90ft the whole way out. All around a much better route. We also realized that we are nearly one third of the way around the world now. Seattle is at longitude 122.3477° W and we’re currently at 123.8890° E.
We ran the tender up Red Cone Creek to the end. The video https://youtu.be/kjgF5BS3jlk (1:04) shows us running through one of the tributaries at speed. We’re a couple hours past a 37ft (11.41m) high tide and the water still is so high that we’re running alongside the tree tops.
The only Boab trees in Australia are found in and around the Kimberley area. They often are called “Bottle Trees” because their distinctive swollen trunks give the appearance of a bottle. The trunks can grow quite wide—some over 15ft in diameter have been recorded.
Dramatic Bluff Head aglow in the late afternoon light.
Click the travel log icon on the left to see these locations on a map, with the complete log of our cruise.
On the map page, clicking on a camera or text icon will display a picture and/or log entry for that location, and clicking on the smaller icons along the route will display latitude, longitude and other navigation data for that location. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at http://mvdirona.com/maps.