Winter '99 Holiday Photographs
updated 15 September, 1999


Introduction

On 02/07/1999, I decided to follow my parents on one of their usual 4WD trips. They have been doing these kind of holidays on an annual basis and usually I've been too busy with work to join them.

This year, I got lucky...my contract work finished 2 days prior to departure. As I had nothing else lined up, I decided to tag along.



The Trip

Dad had planned a 24 day trip that would cover the Kimberley and Pilbara region of Western Australia. This would be the northern most areas of W.A. where the weather is more tropical. And seriously throughout the whole trip, we didn't see a drop of rain, and had glorious temperatures between 23C-30C whilst Perth was having their usual winter rain and temperatures of 2C-16C.

We "cheated" by sending our Land Rover Discovery up by truck (with all our food, etc. in it), then flew to Port Hedland to pick up the car. Effectively we saved ourselves 2 days driving up from Perth (and 2 days driving back down at the end of the holiday).

Photo Details

I was deciding what camera equipment to bring, and after peer pressure from my EOS-3 Mailing List fellow members, I took up my EOS-3, 70-200mm F2.8L, 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM, and loads of E100VS (plus other film).

This section is still being added/changed as I scan more photos in. As I don't have a basic PC (but top of the range Polaroid SprintScan 4000...makes sense doesn't it?? Don't worry, I'll get a new PC soon) the scans may not be perfect. Also I'm learning a lot about scanning as I go along. Some photos may look better than others...I apologise for that, but at least it can give you an idea of how W.A.'s north shelf looks like.





Part 1: Broome and The Gibb River Road

Part 2: Back to the Main Highway

Part 3: The Pilbara



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