THIS WEEK ON ALL 4 ADVENTURE…
This year celebrates a decade of dirt for All 4 Adventure, and the boys are headed back to where it all began… The Kimberley.
Jase and Simon hit the track at Ivanhoe Crossing, but they notice they’re being tailed by another vehicle. As they pull up to the Hillgrove Lockup boab tree, they realise it’s their old mate Jesse who is coming along for the adventure.
They head down the unmaintained Karunji Track at their own risk, and it’s not long before they come across some spongey areas, and Jase gets bogged with the big boat trailer. They have to make up their own route when the track ends in a washed out area. And the second half of the track just keeps getting worse with creek crossing after creek crossing. They finally get to wash off the dust when they reach the Pentacost River on the Gibb River Road.
Since it’s Jesse’s first time to the area, he has a few tourist spots he wants to tick off his bucket list, so he convinces Jase and Simon to detour off to El Questro station to see the thermal springs. They meet up with some wildlife on the trail, and then it’s time to get off some grime with a soak in the warm pools.
Back in the trucks, they head up to a look out to take in the view of the Cockburn Ranges—a treat for first-timer Jesse. But Simon knows there’s fishing country on the other side, so it’s time to roll on.
After a quick fuel stop at Drysdale station, the boys continue north and the amount of water and washed out road keeps everyone on their toes. But what fun is it if you can’t drive through a little mud? The unmaintained track means they won’t get to Kalumabaru before dark.
Back on the road in the morning, they make it to the Carson River. The water crossing doesn’t give them too much trouble, but the exit on the other side is a different story!
Soon they make it into Kalumbaru, and they’re invited to the local school where the children sing them a welcome song. The boys get tell stories about their adventures and answer the children’s questions. Then it’s on to Honeymoon Bay, one of Jase’s favourite spots.
Jase gets a Cutlet Red Wine Stew simmering on the coals while they enjoy a spectacular Kimberley sunset.
Bush Cook’n: Cutlet Red Wine Stew
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