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Day 53 - Wednesday 27 June 2012

Kalbarri

We had more rain overnight, however we awoke to a temperature of 16 degrees and the promise of a fine day. We packed a picnic lunch and headed for the inland gorges on the Murchison River in the Kalbarri National Park. The Murchison river starts inland near Meekathara and flows for 700 kms to the sea at Kalbarri. We started with Natures Window which is accessed by 25 kms of gravel road.

Murchison River Gorge from Nature's Window Lookout

Murchison River Gorge from Nature's Window Lookout

David at Nature's Window Lookout

David at Nature's Window Lookout

Di framed in Nature's Window

Di framed in Nature's Window

Murchison River from the bottom of the Gorge

Murchison River from the bottom of the Gorge

From Natures window we moved on to the Z Bend. It is just as well that the road had been recently graded.

Just as well they graded the road last week

Just as well they graded the road last week

At the Z Bend car park we stopped for lunch and chatted to a young family who have a small farm between Albany and Denmark. They sell their produce at the farmers market in Albany. This is the only time of year that they can take a holiday - mind you they have never been to Margaret River. They had 6 kids aged from 5 to 15 and were travelling in a "troopy" and after Kalbarri they will return home.

Tracks of a Euripterid from 400 million years ago

Tracks of a Euripterid from 400 million years ago

Z Bend Gorge

Z Bend Gorge

Z Bend Gorge from the Lookout

Z Bend Gorge from the Lookout

A dozen caterpillars on the march

A dozen caterpillars on the march

After the Z Bend Gorge we drove back to the main road then another 36 kms to Hawks Head and Ross Graham.

Murchison River Gorge from Hawkes Head Lookout

Murchison River Gorge from Hawkes Head Lookout

Red flowers on a tree trunk - don't know what it is.

Red flowers on a tree trunk - don't know what it is.

View from the Ross Graham Lookout

View from the Ross Graham Lookout

Ross Graham Pool

Ross Graham Pool

Back at the Caravan Park we settled down in the sun to read the papers - the temperature was a balmy 24 degrees. Just before sunset David went down to the river to get a few photos of the sun setting.

River front at Kalbarri

River front at Kalbarri

Hire fleet packed up for the night

Hire fleet packed up for the night

Sunset at Kalbarri

Sunset at Kalbarri

Another shot of the sunset at Kalbarri

Another shot of the sunset at Kalbarri

Posted by TwoAces 05:16

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