Favourite Gorge

Trip Start Jun 25, 2012
Trip End Oct 04, 2012

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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Carawine Gorge

We found a rocky clearing and set up camp. Then we had a swim in the river, but had to walk through thigh deep mud to get to it.  How the mud was so squishy I don't know, so when we got out we were mud men. 

Ruddall River National Park

So we enter the most remote National park in the country and stop in the middle for the  night and had  a nice swim in the gorge.  We made up a list of birds that we saw and they were, finches, budgies, mudlarks, kingfisher, little swans and little magpies.


When we got to Newman, we set up and relaxed, knowing we had a massive day ahead of us.  The next morning we went to a BHP Billiton tour and learnt that blue iron ore is the most valuable and we got a sample of yellow iron ore and a lump of blue.  The mine was massive and in about 60 years when the ore runs out it will be a lake.  We had to wear longs pants, and tops and safety glass, a hard hat and safety vests on the tours, we looked like we were an employee in the mine. 

Karijini National Park

The gorge at Karijini  was called Dales Gorge and had two areas, Circular Pool and Fortesque Falls.  We swam in Fern Pool because the other two were too cold.  The gorge was awesome, rad, hard, interesting and fantastic.  The walk was very hot and hard but I had a truck load of fun.

The next day, when we left we went to a gorge called Hamersley gorge it was beautiful and wonderful.  We swam in two  small pools and I learnt how to rock surf on the algae wooh hooh.  It is now my favourite gorge, we saw lots of fish there too.
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Maddie on

Hi Lach,
He He it was funny about the Mud Men. My dad has to wear one of those funny blue helmets at work every day. Sounds like you're having a ball. From Maddie.

lacharnold on

Hi Maddie, How does your Dad look with his blue hat? Hope you are having fun at school and don't have too much without me. Say hi to everyone for me. See ya Lach

Maddie on

Hi Lach,
My mum says that dad looks funny, but dad says that he looks cool. I think dad looks .................................... FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait till I' m on hoilday!!!��

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