Today we were meant to have two swims, one at Manning Gorge and the other at Galvin Gorge. About 20 minutes from Manning we heard a couple of thuds from the back end of our bus. Our driver and guide, Calum stopped the vehicle and checked; we had a flat tyre. Luckily, we were just a few kilometres from the Mt Barnet Roadhouse.
What should have been a one hour delay at the roadhouse turned into two as Calum found that the wheel behind was also flat. Luckily, another driver from the same company was able to drop us off at the Manning Gorge River for a swim.
What should have been an hour stopover at the swimming site turned into more than two. When Calum finally arrived with two new tyres, there was just enough time to arrive at our destination, Bell Gorge as darkness fell.