Orion Kimberley Cruise – Day 6: Vansittart Bay

Today’s highlight was a walking tour across a salt flat to view the wreckage of an American, World War II, DC-3 aircraft.

The plane’s American pilots, who were ferrying two local phone operators from Perth, neglected to take their navigator on board for the flight.  After getting lost and running low on fuel, they crash-landed. Luckily, everyone survived.

While the body of the plane is in good condition, during the war the nearby Truscott Airfield scavenged many of its parts.

After lunch, we boarded the Zodiacs that took us to Jar Island to view the Aboriginal Gwion Gwion rock paintings, also known as Bradshaw Art.

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