16.04.2012 - 16.04.2012 35 °C
Today we drove up from Middle Lagoon to the tip of the Dampier Peninsula and visited the aboriginal community of Ardiyooloon at One Arm Point on the eastern side of the tip. We had to register at the community office and pay $10 each for a day pass. With the bright day passes strapped around our arms we were clearly identified as fully paid day visitors. We tried to get access to the Joolboon Hatchery, the only real tourist attraction in town, where they breed Trochus shells, but is was closed. At least the view of the channel leading into the King Sound is spectacular with amazing rushing rip tides at 12-14 knots and tidal varients of up to 11 meters.
So, basically there was nothing else to see in One Arm Point as all roads leading into the town are clearly marked that they are for local access only. We took some pictures and left with a feeling of being hustled out of $20. At least we met a local white fella working at the local clinic, that assured us we can get access to Kooljaman Resort with the Quantum and we headed there early in the afternoon. We got a shady campsite on the provision that we don't use the airconditioner, which we gladly accepted. Kooljaman is at Cape Leveque on the western tip of the Dampier Peninsula and is a very nice resort with a restaurant, lots of activities and tomorrow we are planning to take a scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago to see the Horizontal Falls.