The Majestic Top End

We spent our last afternoon with Kelv three days ago. While a roast was cooking, he proudly showed us around the farm – It’s absolutely huge.

Kelv couldn't be prouder of his mangos if he owned the farm himself.

Kelv couldn’t be prouder of his mangos if he owned the farm himself.

Avenues of trees stretching for miles in every direction.

Avenues of trees stretching for miles in every direction.

The farm now has the contract to provide Coles, one of our biggest supermarket chains with mangoes this year.

Just some of the boxes in packing shed waiting to be filled.

Just some of the boxes in packing shed waiting to be filled.

I can’t believe how much his own home patch has grown. I’m sure the palms are a good 15cms higher, and there’s green lawn now showing where last week it was just red dirt.

Remember this sand patch less than a week ago!

Remember this sand patch less than a week ago!

It was sad to say good bye, but time moves on, and so must we. Friday saw us heading down the Victoria Highway, which forms a section of the Savannah Way, one of Australia’s great drives.

The Victoria River splits the Gregory National Park, home to some of the majestic scenery in Australia. Hundreds of miles of panoramic scenery, so stunning I’m sure my heart missed a beat a couple of times. It was like watching an enormous nature movie, the windshield our giant screen….. Breathtaking.

Majestic.

Majestic.

Breathtaking!

Breathtaking!

More at every turn in the road.

More at every turn in the road.

I believe theres even more stunning scenery to be seen on side trips from the Victoria Roadhouse, which is smack bang in the middle of it all. We didn’t stop this time, but mental note to myself, ‘stay a night or two to explore next time’. A definite must.

After around five hours driving we arrived in Western Australia, then only a short distance further and we were at Lake Argyle. More on that tomorrow.

After almost two and a half years we're back in WA.

After almost two and a half years we’re back in WA.

What a pleasure!

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