Kimberley Coast on the screen

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Pleasantly surprised to discover that Australia’s Kimberley – which I have just visited on Silver Discoverer – is about to feature on BBC television.
Its spectacular scenery will be displayed in the latest season of Coast. Historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver leads a local team of presenters to discover the spectacular coastline – its people, their history, and its many natural wonders.
In the Kimberley of Western Australia, according to the BBC’s publicity, Neil “wrestles the southern hemisphere’s biggest tides at the surging Horizontal Falls, so I’m guessing he wasn’t there at the tame neap tides, as I was.
Tim Flannery walks in primeval tracks along the legendary Dinosaure Coast and Xanthe Mallett explores a unique maritime war grave.
Neil also discovers Broome’s dark pearling history and the delicate science of pearl cultivation. Brendan Moar learns the art of indigenous raft making and Emma Johnston investigates the lush, protected habitat of migratory shorebirds.
Finally, Neil experiences the Aboriginal ‘dreaming’ stories through a spell of sacred maintenance on ancient Wandjina rock art.
The Kimberley will be broadcast on BBC2 on Wednesday, May 14 at 9.10 pm.

By | 2014-05-07T08:56:01+00:00 7 May 2014|Cruise Destinations|0 Comments

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