02-Aug-2009 -- This confluence point was visited while we were on holiday, travelling from Perth to Cairns then back to Perth via the Gulf and the Kimberley.
Four visits were planned for this trip: 12°S 143°E, 18°S 140°E, 17°S 129°E and 17°S 138°E.
This confluence point is on Wernadinga Station and prior to leaving Perth I had contacted the manager of the station and received his permission to traverse his property and visit the point.
On the day of the visit we arrived at Wernadinga and spoke to the manager, Mr Mark Restall, confirming our intentions and receiving advice from him as to the best route to take to execute the visit. The confluence point is some 15km from the homestead and Mark agreed to accompany us in our vehicle. This was helpful because he knew the best way to reach the point.
The visit was straightforward and we managed to drive along some old and overgrown tracks to within 80m of the point. Visiting this point was doubly rewarding because our previous attempt at a confluence visit (to 12°S 143°E) a few days earlier had been aborted.
Sarah-Jane and I are grateful to Mark, who also allowed us to camp that night at Alexandra Falls, a beautiful camping spot featuring a large rock pool which is on Wernadinga property and therefore not accessible to the general public. When we arrived at the pool we spotted a crocodile basking peacefully - a lovely sight which nicely capped off a successful day.