Thoughts on Location No 83
Kununurra, (East) Kimberley, Western Australia
We were only there to enjoy a flight over The Bungle Bungle Range, but quickly discovered we were in an extraordinary place indeed. This however had nothing to do with the town itself, (not that there was anything wrong with the town), but rather it was all about where we were staying on the banks of Lake Kununurra – a fresh water lake created by a diversion dam on the Ord River where it (the river) flows down from Lake Argyle.
We stayed at the Discovery Holiday Park nestled on the shore of Lake Kununurra and at this time of the year you can see, not only the sun setting over the lake:
But if you get up early enough, you can also see the sun rising over the lake:
BUT . . .
Imagine my surprise when, after taking the sunrise photo above, I looked around and ‘George’ was just behind me. Literally less than his body length away.
Even I was astonished by my wonderful, silent, and very accurate, living impression of The Scream by Edvard Munch, complete with psychedelic sunrise images swirling through my head.
I guess it would have been ‘nice’ to have been told that George likes to visit. At least I would have been on the look out and not so eager to take happy snaps. Mind you, there was a large drop down to the water’s edge and I guess George used a lot of energy getting up onto the bank.