Cobbold Gorge

Trip Start Jul 01, 2006
Trip End Sep 31, 2006

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Friday, August 4, 2006

After Undara we kept heading inland along the Savannah way to Georgetown and Cobbold Gorge located on Robin Hood cattle station crossing many large dry river beds. We camped here for three nights in a tranquil bush setting spending our time playing badminton, swimming in the pool and playing games.They had a bar and restaurant overlooking the pool which Jim and I took advantage of as the girls swam or all the kids pottered around the campsite. The highlight was an hour and a half afternoon cruise down the sandstone gorge in a quiet electric boat. The sandstone colors in the afternoon were amazing and changed depending on the direction the sun reflected off the walls. The gorge is narrow and at some points the boat touched the sides so that the effect of the quiet waters and looming gorge walls was quite dramatic. Along the way we saw at least a dozen fresh water crocodiles sitting on the edge and at some points sliding off the bank into the water. We shared the boat with a Swiss-German couple and their little boy who we later became friends with.
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