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  • kevinc Posts: 81
    Stock Poster kevinc
    06 Jun 2018 07:37 PM
    Anyone travelled the 1000km from Kununurra to Broome. approx 1000km?
    Looking for nice big boab trees to photograph, prefer off the road, no lights,  for a startrail photo.
       Just wondered how common they were?
    thanks
  • Hilly Posts: 1988
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    06 Jun 2018 07:46 PM
    No, but now I want to
  • mickle Posts: 1828
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    06 Jun 2018 08:18 PM
    Quoting kevinc on 06 Jun 2018 07:37 PM
    Anyone travelled the 1000km from Kununurra to Broome. approx 1000km?
    Looking for nice big boab trees to photograph, prefer off the road, no lights,  for a startrail photo.
       Just wondered how common they were?
    thanks
    Yes a couple of times, plenty of Boabs but by the time the stars come out I am usually in a pub pissed, my
    back doesn't do camping anymore, although if I could carry enough beer I would put up with it. 
  • keith Posts: 1612
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    06 Jun 2018 09:54 PM
    There are a few spots on the Kununurra side of Bow River that the grey nomads stop off at camping, photo shoots,locals sipping cask wine common as the Boab trees and plenty to see. 
  • paulybronco Posts: 9796
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    06 Jun 2018 10:25 PM
    Quoting kevinc on 06 Jun 2018 07:37 PM
    Anyone travelled the 1000km from Kununurra to Broome. approx 1000km?
    Looking for nice big boab trees to photograph, prefer off the road, no lights,  for a startrail photo.
       Just wondered how common they were?
    thanks
    Quoting mickle on 06 Jun 2018 08:18 PM
    Yes a couple of times, plenty of Boabs but by the time the stars come out I am usually in a pub pissed, my
    back doesn't do camping anymore, although if I could carry enough beer I would put up with it. 
    Ha Ha as we get older the sleeping arrangements get more comfortable
  • kevinc Posts: 81
    Stock Poster kevinc
    07 Jun 2018 03:12 PM
    thanks everyone, better draw up a budget and start planning.
  • Ratbob Posts: 347
    Adelaide Hills
    Stage 1 Poster Ratbob
    07 Jun 2018 06:00 PM
    Hi mate
    I’ve done that run 7 times, bloody wonderful. As you know Boabs drop their leaves in the dry season so it depends what photos you were after. There’s many trees and I reckon the best are off the road, ypu’ll See them, and on a bike you can get out there, camp and catch that sunrise/sunset light for great pics.
    On the way down from Broome I reckon Barn Hill Station is worth a look, great red cliffs. So many scenic places on the WA coast. 
    You got me Kimberly dreamin again. 
    If the Pigram Brothers are playing in Broome, don’t miss them, great band.

  • chriso Posts: 2653
    south canberra
    Forum Legend chriso
    07 Jun 2018 11:28 PM
    Yep I did it, its about 1050 I think from memory but ya don’t have much choice, not as if anyone with a brain in their head would stop the night at halls creek or Fitzroy crossing lol
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    08 Jun 2018 08:30 AM
    The prison tree at Derby is worth a visit

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  • kevinc Posts: 81
    Stock Poster kevinc
    08 Jun 2018 07:05 PM
    Yep, that's great loftybob, yes dry season i'm looking at, leafless boab.
    Want to a do a nightime startrail photo, so looking for a spot with no traffic at night
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    08 Jun 2018 09:34 PM
    Quoting kevinc on 08 Jun 2018 07:05 PM
    Yep, that's great loftybob, yes dry season i'm looking at, leafless boab.
    Want to a do a nightime startrail photo, so looking for a spot with no traffic at night
    HD Forums Australia - Boab.jpg

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    08 Jun 2018 09:35 PM
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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    08 Jun 2018 09:36 PM
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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3640
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    08 Jun 2018 09:37 PM
    not my pictures, they are from Africa, but stunning anyway, good luck

  • Roo Ted Posts: 520
    Boganville
    Performance Poster Roo Ted
    14 Jun 2018 03:35 AM

    Good onya Lofty, you just wrecked Kevs dream. Nice one.

    ;-)

  • kevinc Posts: 81
    Stock Poster kevinc
    14 Jun 2018 08:33 PM
    yep, i've been looking around for something i can use locally instead of a boab, like a grass tree or a rustic shed/hut.
    Have found nuffin' so far that is suitable. bugger.
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