Just had 2 magical days

Trip Start May 02, 2010
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Cooke Point Caravan Park

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

We've been away from internet connection for the last three days as we made our way inland to Karijini National Park.  On the way, we stopped at Bea Bea Creek overnight, just a parking spot on  the side of Great Northern Highway.  As the afternoon drew to a close every spare spot was soon taken up by other travelers and there ended up being about 15 caravans there overnighting, it was very peaceful and quiet with no traffic on the road.  Then we made Karijini fairly early the next day and once set up we went about exploring the gorges.  We decided to visit the furtherest ones first and leave the closest ones for the next day.  Unknowingly we left the best ones to last.  The first ones were fine but very deep and steep, too hard to get down easily, although we did try!  By the second day our legs felt like jelly after our first effort the day before but we still managed to get to the bottom of 2 different gorges and they were well worth it.  The photos just don't  do them justice, everywhere you look you find something better to photograph, but they just don't capture the feeling of being there, the peace and quiet and the water trickling down.  You could really stay there a month and visit each gorge each day at a different time to get different lighting but unfortunately we have to keep moving otherwise the wet season will be upon us before we get to Darwin.

Tonight we made it to Port Hedland, just an overnight stop to do some washing and stock up on food again.  There are no facilities in Karijini so you have to be self contained with water etc. and clothes end up very dirty with the red dust that goes through everything.
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Anne-Marie on

Hi Keith & Nic! Really enjoying following your wonderful adventure! I have just been looking at your photo album, particularly enjoying the photos from Karajini NP - fantastic photos! You did well to get down to the beautiful Kalamina Gorge - I was a tad nervous clambering down those rocks with nothing to hang on to!! But well worth the effort. It is such a beautiful area up there and the colours so strong.
Look forward to the next post & photos. :o)
Love, AM xx

fenella on

I bet you were glad you are self contained with your 5th wheeler!!
I know how you enjoyed the gorges , they really are amazing and so hard to explain in words. Glad you were able to see so many. Pics are great.
When do you plan on getting to Darwin?
Loved the "watering the plants" email while you are on holidays !!!!
Keep up the blogging!! love Fenella.

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