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NT - KATHERINE GORGE

7 July, Sunday to 8 July, Monday

sunny 25 °C
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A big hot and dusty drive to Katherine today. We were really pleased that our campsite was right opposite the pool. And it was a real bonus that within the pool fence the grass was lush and green. A real treat after soooo much red dust. And……the pool bar opened shortly after we finished setting up Swifty so we headed in with our swimmers and jumped into the pool to cool off. So hot here. And so dry. Evidence of recent bushfires along the way as well. We tucked into some ciders and chardys and sat around the table with our nibblies. Life is wonderful for us at the moment. Just roaming the country side indulging all senses. YAY us.

Cherelle cooked an amazing chicken pasta dish for us tonight. Apparently called Daron’s comfort food. Very nice Daron. In the morning we headed off for a seriously steep walk to the top of the gorge. We took back packs filled with snacks and water. We didn’t even make it to the top before we all sat on a rocky ledge for a chip eating frenzy. Once again we are gorging in a gorgeous gorge. Ha ha
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After our walk we headed back to the lush green grass of our pool surrounds. We decided that walking was off the list today due to the heat and booked ourselves on a 2 gorge cruise in the afternoon instead. This meant we had time to rest by the pool for lunch. Just lovely.
And later the cruise in the afternoon was spectacular. We had front row seats which was perfect. The boat took us deep into the gorge then moored at the end and we got off and walked along the rocky path to hop on an identical boat waiting for us at the start of the second gorge. I loved the fact that we were on a cruise for this gorge due to its enormity. Kayaks or canoes would have been way too difficult to manage due to the long distance needed to see Katherine Gorge. It really is spectacular.

We only camped 2 nights at Katherine Gorge. It did feel as though this was enough time to experience this gorge.
Onward we go…………………
NT

Posted by buttermenthol 06:24 Archived in Australia

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