12-Oct-2005 -- [This trip was a rather quickly planned expedition, initially with seven unvisited confluence points as targets over a period of nine days. The party consisted of my wife Sandra and myself, and my brother John in a second vehicle. Mostly, the exercise was an excuse to see a bit more of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and to get away from some unseasonably cold weather in Perth.]
Following our successful visit to 22°S 118°E on Mt Florence station, we continued back through Tom Price and on towards Paraburdoo. I had contacted Robert from Rochlea Station to obtain permission to use the station tracks, and he had suggested the track to Bobswim Pool might be the closest approach.
About half way to Paraburdoo, we turned off the main road along a track near the railway line, then headed east, crossing Kangaroo Creek (see photo), then followed a very faint track north, then east again. At this point we were about 4.7km from the confluence, the temperature was about 37°C, and the ground was rugged, with scrub and spinifex, and it would have been a steep climb to the point. We gave up and decided to leave this one for another trip in cooler weather.
Our score was now a little disappointing at three out of five of our seven planned confluence visits for this trip.