Australia's largest body of fresh water
Trip Start Mar 07, 2011
71Trip End Aug 28, 2011
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Where I stayed
Lake Argyle Village
never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be able to see the end result.
The caravan park is great, lovely green sites, set amongst tall gum trees and very quiet. The highlight of the park is the infinity pool which is situated on the edge of the range. The water was a bit cold, to say the least, but a swim was another must do. Ray put his foot in and said no way. Comments from others swimmers included "this is the coldest water I have ever been in", my exact thoughts too
We went on a cruise on Lake Argyle which took in the dam wall and then out into Lake Argyle to see the amazing size of the lake and also an overview of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Due to the late heavy rains Lake Argyle is at its highest level for many years and the water from the overflow was recorded at 1.1 million litres per second.
A visit to Lake Argyle Homestead gave an insight into the lives of the Durack family, early pioneers in the Kimberley.
After 2 great days in Lake Argyle we are ready to head east, the next stop somewhere in the Northern Territory.