Kimberley Day 87 - Gibb River Road

Saturday, Oct 17, 1998 at 00:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

What a lovely place to wake up - paperbark trees, bird sounds of all varieties, sand underfoot and remnants of last night's fire.

We headed off towards Barnett River Gorge, 173km of more corrugations. We had a fair amount of muddy puddles along the track and just past the gorge turnoff Mark had to snatch us out of a mud hole we'd slipped into.

We continued along a few more kilometres to a campsite beside the Barnett River and then over some rock steps to a rock plateau where we could drive no further.

From here we followed cairns to the Barnett River Gorge itself - about an hour's walk rewarded by cool flowing water.

That afternoon we explored more tracks and found a fabulous campsite with plenty of shade. This was the lower part of the Barnett River and was quite narrow at the point where we camped. Across the bank was a beautiful boab tree throwing its own reflection on the river.For dinner we cooked Lamb Rogan Josh curry.

David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
Always working not enough travelling!
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