Published: July 29th 2008July 21st 2008
There's a donkey in our camp
Drove to Wyndham to get our mail that Mum had Express Post to us. Took a photo of the Cyclone Status Sign. Have a few in the area. Stayed at the Caravan Park and they had a friendly Bush Donkey in residence. Actually standing in one of the sites when we arrived. The kids had fun feeding him scraps. They are very casual in Wyndham. They said yep, $26 for the night, wont charge for the kids. Drive around the corner and pick a site. So we did. Had a tractor towing a caravan opposite (part of a convention). There was a giant Boab Tree at the park, over 2000 years old. Went to the wharf and 5 rivers lookout.
Drove to Kununurra Information Centre. Booked a 6am flight over the Bungle Bungles and our accommodation for the night. Saw another Ulty at this caravan park. Visited the Diamond Gallery and saw the pink diamonds, beautiful to look out but out of our price range. Little chips cost about $24,000! Went to Zebra Rock Gallery and fed the catfish. The Zebra Rock is lovely about 60 million years old. The kids loved feeding the catfish; they jump over each other
to get the bread. Got some shopping and the kids had another swim.
Got up at 5am and the bus collected us at 5.30pm. We got into the 8 seater plane and we were up, up and away towards the Bungles. It was stunning. The kids and Rod were fine, but I hated the banking. Got back to caravan park 9am. Kids had a swim and we packed up. Filled up and drove to Bungles. Took 4hrs 10mins. Got to bed early that night.
Next day went to Echidna Chasm and waited for the sun to enter at 11am and light up the walls with beautiful reds and oranges. Saw a Bowerbird Bower/Nest on way back. Drove to other end of park, had lunch then did Domes Walk and continued to Cathedral Gorge. It was stunning. Saw the ruts in Piccaninny Creek from the wet season floods. Went to Kungkalanayi Lookout for Sunset. Cooked tea and lit a fire to keep warm. Got chatting to 2 French guys traveling Australia. They were very funny with their stories. Both Alex & Kate fell asleep in their chairs by the fire. Alex at 8.30 and Kate at 10.30. Poor Rod
had to carry Kate to bed, she was like a zombie.
Went back to Kununurra to refuel and get supplies. Drove to Gibb River Road to El Questro. Booked for one night. Girl wasn’t very helpful and it was very crowded. No hot water for showers. Large separate section for tour groups that we were right next to. There were private campsites, but they were all taken. Went to Zebedee Springs in the morning. They were warm, but the kids (and everyone else) froze when they got out of the water. Needless to say we didn’t go in. Drove up Saddleback Ridge with a 360° view. Packed up and left by 11.30am. Wouldn’t go back again.
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