Ormiston Gorge

Trip Start May 15, 2010
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Trip End Jul 06, 2010


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Flag of Australia  , Northern Territory,
Saturday, June 26, 2010

Getting ready for our day adventuring this morning, Jason banged his head very hard on the corner of the caravan bed today. Ouch.  He had his eyes down chasing something that had blown out of the car and ran, smack, right into the corner.  He needed to lie down with a very big headache and a sore neck. 

I took the girls our adventuring on my own (with Tim & Neet), while he rested for the day.

We firstly visited Ellery Creek slippery rock, which was a small walk to a lovely little water hole.  Unfortunately the water hole was full of dead fish.  There are signs to explain why there are dead fish in the water, but that does not stop the smell.  The fish die due to the water temperature dropping in the dry season and a bacteria grown in there gills and they suffocate.

Next to the Ocher pits.  The rock formations were fascinating to see.  They were stripped with lines of different colour ocher.  Ocher is the paste Aborigines us to paint their skin when they perform ceremonies.

Last for the day was Orminston Gorge.  We walked to the lookout at the top.  We helped Taya along the way as her ankle was still quite sore.  When we were at the top we could see another pathway that we could walk through the middle of the gorge.  We walked as far as we could before we had to get wet.  Ormiston gorge is stunning with its white sandy banks, beautifully big gum tree, and high rock walls.  This is one of the picturest we have seen yet.

Arrived back to find Jason sitting up feeling a little better,but still with a big had ache.  He was borde out of this brain so took the kids down to the river to fish.  The kids didn't really bother with the fishing but decided to buriry tash in the sand instead.
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