Day 1- We left the Zebra Rock Mine campground and only drove a short way to reach the WA border. Almost as soon as we were into WA, mountains of red rock rose out of the ground in every direction as we wound our way through them to the magic Lake Argyle. We were looking very forward to this place as we had seen it a few times on TV/DVD so we were excited to arrive and set up at the resort. We were not disappointed, Lake Argyle is spectacular!! A stunning outlook, especially viewed from the infinity pool! After a swim and some lunch we went for a bit of a drive/look around at the dam wall and then headed down the hill from the van to do some fishing. This time the boys were rewarded with a few catches! Lachie caught 3 catfish and a black bream and was in heaven, he is now well and truly hooked and can't wait to do it again tomorrow. Jack and Will caught 1 each and then spent the rest of the afternoon swimming off the pontoon. After tea we headed over to the bar for dessert and drinks and to listen to the resident singer. He was great. Lachie was adopted for the evening by a lovely couple we met the previous night at the campground who were missing their grand kids and loved having a chat and a cuddle with spunky little Lachie! He wins hearts wherever he goes that boy.
Day 2- Headed into Kununurra to check it out, get some reception and supplies. Was a busy, bustling town with quite a few shops to serve everyone. Ben got a new reel as the other packed it in. We got lunch and spent quite a while at a park for the kids to have a big play and we made phone calls and did some things on the net. Ben and the boys went fishing to try out the new reel, Ben did hook up but the line snapped. We got some groceries and drove back into Lake Argyle.
Day 3 - Ben and the boys went down to the pontoon again for a fish but they weren't biting this morning. They came back up and we had a lovely swim in the pool. After lunch, Jack, Will and I had a fantastic treat, we got to go on a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the lake! It was super exciting and absolutely thrilling! We had an awesome view of how huge and pretty the lake is. Not long after the flight we had to meet the bus to take us on a cruise, so we then got to see the lake from the water. Again, it was spectacular, and got another perspective of the size and beauty of the lake. After seeing some of the local wildlife; rock wallabies, wallaroos, freshwater crocs and fish, we watched the sun set and had a swim, drinks and nibbles. We came back in the dusk, watching the sky change colours and the stars coming out, the air warm and soft. A very special evening.
Day 4- We hired canoes in the morning and set off across the lake to 'Jump Rock'. It was hard going, into the wind and sooooo not used to paddling! Once we stopped, we had a bite to eat and then the boys proceeded to jump off higher and higher points on the rocks. We had an easier paddle back with the wind. After lunch and some journal/ blog writing we had a swim in the pool and an arvo rest. We had an early tea over at the outdoor area where we then watched the State of Origin on the big screen!