Photo of the Week

This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Friday
(February 19, 2016)

The Red Road to Willie Creek Pearl Farm

The Red Road to Willie Creek Pearl Farm

On Friday, we visited the Willie Creek Pearl Farm.  We could have paid for a tour that included a ride in and air-conditioned coach, but we decided we would drive ourselves in our own air-conditioned car.

Getting there was easy enough, the farm is located 38 kilometres north of Broome (23.1 miles), with the last 14 kilometres along what turned out to be a very red, very well graded, dirt road (8.1 miles).  As dirt roads go, it was rather smooth and we were informed it had been freshly graded only two days previous.

I can’t get over the colour of the dirt here in the Kimberley.

Granted, this was not the first red dirt we’ve seen in Western Australia, the sand was a similar colour in Francois Peron National Park. But this was a much deeper hue, and worth a special mention.

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  1. Did you have trouble with that red dust being so fine that it got into everything , or were you lucky enough to escape that experience? How were the Pearls – did you take a few home?…cheers D

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  2. Yea! You brought home a pearl! This photo is neat because of how red the dirt is. Even living in Arizona where there is a lot of red dirt… This is a lot in one area.

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    1. The red dirt here goes on forever! The Kimberley is a very large region and so far we’ve covered only one small section and seen very little dirt of any other colour. My one precious (Kimberley) pearl is a treasure for our 30th wedding anniversary in October, and I don’t even care that I know what Dean is going to give me.

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