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View of the Two Narrow Openings

View of the Two Narrow Openings

The Horizontal Waterfall is a natural wonder, with the huge tides of The Kimberley (up to 11 metres tidal change, yes eleven) the water flows through this narrow opening into a large gorge at right angles to the opening and then through another opening into a second gorge at right angles. As the tide turns the amount of water trying to either leave the gorges or come in has to do so through the narrow necks and creates a rush of water trying to fill the space on the lowest side. This can be up to 6 metres high creating the Horizontal Waterfall. We went through in the dinghies at the start of the turn of tide as it is too dangerous later, still exciting enough!

 

Tidal Race of about 1 Metre

Tidal Race of about 1 Metre

One of our members birthdays and a hilarious time as we cruised for a couple of hours over dinner to our anchorage for the second night at Raft Point.

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