Thursday, 4 June 2009

Bungle Bungles cont.

Thursday 4th June. Spent the day ‘Bungling’. We started the day with a walk at the south end of Purnululu National Park in the area with the distinctive bee-hive shaped domes around Picaninny creek. There is a geological explanation for how the domes formed but its complicated.…It was blisteringly hot and I think the sky was probably the clearest blue I’ve ever seen anywhere….no pollution haze out here.

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We spent about an hour in Cathedral Gorge for lunch. This is an amazing place. I was enjoying the peacefulness until another group decided to test the acoustics of the place by singing songs from the ‘sound of music’. Didn’t have a handy machine gun so decided to walk back at that point!

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After lunch we drove round to the North end of the range for a walk into Echidna chasm. Echidna chasm is a valley that gets narrower and narrower until its just a cleft in the rock that only one person at a time. We were there quite late in the afternoon so it was a bit dingy but its supposed to be spectacular when the sun is in the right place and the sunlight hits the bottom of the chasm. Still worth seeing at any time though.

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Tomorrow we leave the Bungles and head down the Gibb River Road. First stop El Questro.

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