Today we went for a walk. Don't laugh, I am not winding you up again, we really did go for a walk. Not a long expedition just a couple of kilometers and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I have no desire to walk on roads, walkways, pavements or golf courses, this is quite different and much more entertaining. We set out on the pre-planned route to the Echidna Chasm, beautiful. I think the three words I have used most since coming to OZ are awesome, stunning and beautiful, this is truly a beautiful country with it's variety of habitats and space.
OK back to the Echidna Chasm, a walk described as moderate with a challenging climb at the end (I had no idea what that meant but I was up for a challenge). No big camera with the zoom lens, that is pretty heavy to carry and I may need two hands lol. We were told to be there between 11:00am and 11:30am to get the best effect and what an effect it was.
The pictures will take you from the car park, up the stony path (looks like a river bed <g>), into the entrance area and finally through the narrow gaps to the chasm proper. What an awesome place, nature is magnificent is so many ways. I was thinking about Lake Argyle, yep a clever piece of engineering but it is not a patch on something like this which nature has created without our interference.
|The rocky path
|More of the rocky path
|Entering the gorge area, beautifully lines with palms, the green against the red backdrop took your breath away.
|I love this picture
|The entrance into the Echidna Chasm
|And the sun came into position
|Red red rock
|Always remember to look up
|And this is what I was taking a pic of. How on earth does a palm tree grow in a location like this :)
|Bye bye chasm
|Time to walk back to the car and have a beer
|One last look
A shower is on the cards tonight, Alan has once again rigged up the solar shower and it has been heating water all day. I plan to wash my hair, condition my hair then have a shower, we will probably have to fill the bag up again <g>. The water is all pretty warm so Alan won't have to have a 'cold shower' <g>.
Tomorrow we plan another walk but we will head off early in the morning before it gets too hot, I think it is going to be another magical place we visit but I will let you know once we have been there and returned. We did plan to leave tomorrow afternoon for Halls Creek but I think we are staying another night (so the washing we soak tonight has time to dry while we are walking).
Two sunsets today, well two pics of sunsets that is :)
Well, what to do, I have something else to add after having written the blog for today we had an interesting night <g>. We did our usual of getting everything organized so we don't have to fumble around too much in the dark, find a good spot to star or moon gaze, get a cup of tea or other liquid refreshment and spend an hour or so reveling in the wonders of the night sky with no light pollution. We have a great light, full fluorescent if we wish or turn it to an orange glow, our favourite, just enough to see where we put our feet but not bright enough to attract too many bugs or interfere with the night show ahead of us.
|The amount of light we have at night