Today we have anchored at the entrance to the King George River, way up north on the map!
It’s a 3 hr zodiac cruise today which takes us into the King George river, in and around it’s multiple tributaries and up to the end of the river to where the King George Falls actually spill over. But actually don’t…. :) This is the dry season and only the tiniest of trickle coming down the huge 80-100m drop.
The falls are the tallest in WA and the rock formations in the region are ‘jaw-dropping’ to say the least. Our zodiacs once again skim underneath all the huge stacks of rock and one wonders as to if/when they might drop on us! However something that’s been there for 1.7 billion years is probably likely to not fall so we are probably safe - we think!!
We also spotted dugong feeding in one of the tributaries, something not seen very often in the ‘wild’ so to speak. Even the botanists and all those other nature lover expedition leaders we have were all amazed at how visible they were today.
The expedition leaders travel the globe on this ship and after another cruise up the Kimberley with yet another group of passengers, the next cruise takes them on to Easter Island then up and in and around Japan for the cherry blossom season so they have a wonderful job. Although as most of their contracts are 8 months, it would be very hard being away from family for that long.