Derby - Prince Regent River in Kimberley Salt

 We did this trip last winter, it was my 6th trailer boat adventure into the wilds of the Kimberley coastline, we pushed up the PRR so far that once we had run out of water on the high tide in the 8m boat, we launched a blow up and kept pushing. Sometimes with the leg up on the 5hp and using a stick, we were like madmen obsessed!  Good to get up the end after having to turn around in the approaches to the mouth last year due to a lack of fuel reserves. Stunningly remote up the end of the river with amazing bat colonies, it was like something out of jurassic park.  we did not see another vessel anywhere after raft point, epic solitude.  heres the snaps from that trip, first image is at Kuri Bay where we had 1200 litres ULP cached for us conveniently on the jetty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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awesome shots and thanks for sharing

Tue, 2016-05-31 23:50

 i u grew up on cockatoo island which is up in that general area and yes your right its like being in jurassic park - humans are definitely the strangers in that area its an amazing place  and ive always vowed i will return! just got 2 questions for you - im interested to know the story behind the shot of the guy holding up the black and white sketch of the settlement - was that once present in the background and now gone?   second question - wheres all the amazing fishing action shots! cheers dave

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 yeah that was sheep island,

Tue, 2016-05-31 23:57

 yeah that was sheep island, which was a failed attempt at an early settlement way back late 1800\s, lots people died and buried on the island, the sheep died and it was an all round disaster apparently!

as for the fish shots, i dont really fish nor like killing stuff unless im going to eat it on the spot!

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Sheep island - never knew about that failed settlement

Wed, 2016-06-01 00:09

thanks for posting some great shots of your trip and bringing back some good memories - if you got more and find the time to post em would be good to see them on here -  yeh im a bit like you too i only like to catch something if im gonna eat it as well cheers dave (i miss cockatoo island!!   ha ha) 

 

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Wow

Wed, 2016-06-01 05:49

 Great trip and weather looks amazing!

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Amazing images

Wed, 2016-06-01 07:19

 looks sensational mate!

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 That's living

Wed, 2016-06-01 07:55

 That's living

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 lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

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 You certainly know how to

Wed, 2016-06-01 09:28

 You certainly know how to take a great photo

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good doogs

Wed, 2016-06-01 09:46

trip of a life time

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Thank you so much for the post

Wed, 2016-06-01 12:09

Great pictures of what is only a dream for a lot of us.

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 Awesome pics of an awesome

Wed, 2016-06-01 18:33

 Awesome pics of an awesome part of the world.....brough back some fond memmories....thanks 

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My fishing spots are so secret........... even the fish don't know where they are !!

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Awesome mate !! Only ever

Wed, 2016-06-01 19:05

Awesome mate !!

 

Only ever been as far as the sale myself so maybe oneday i can get there.

 

How did you tee up the fuel at Kuri ?

 

Cheers Vinnie

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 Got some friends that run a

Thu, 2016-06-02 22:48

 Got some friends that run a big vessel in the area so was able to hook it up, no easy task but it has to come down from darwin

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Quality Pics

Thu, 2016-06-02 14:15

Mate, are you using some sort of special lens filter as the colours on some of the pics are outstanding, especially the first one..?

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 no mate never use color

Thu, 2016-06-02 22:54

 no mate never use color filters, i do use pro nikon gear (the lens that took that shot is about $2200 and the body about $3500) it helps but really the main thing is to know when the color palette across the whole view is right to shoot in, its all about the light!   it was a particularly colorful evening and probably a 4 sec exposure, telling the fella on the boat not to move a muscle...   expensive nikons with full frame sensors will accurately render the color in these situs, you pay for it but!

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thanks for that

Fri, 2016-06-03 10:10

A camera course is on my list of things to do. I have a Canon D60 with a Tamron 18-270mm lens which I love but its only mid range. It is capable of good pictures but I'm using maybe 5% of its capabilities. Need to do that course...

ps, that looked an awsome trip..

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this is a very good resource,

Fri, 2016-06-03 12:07

this is a very good resource, this is how i got my head around my gear when i bought it, he has stuff specific for canon users too

 

kenrockwell.com/tech.html 

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Pics

Thu, 2016-06-02 20:33

 Love the pics, cheers Dave!

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