Coming Early in the tourist season has paid dividends as there are plenty of good, shaded camping sites and the attractions and places to explore aren’t inundated. Took a deliciously cool walk to El Questro gorge and the swimming hole at its halfway point. A massive Boulder guards the way through to the end of the gorge, and not being quite prepared for chest deep water and scrambling over huge rocks, we remained satisfied with the walk.
Dropped the Navara into low range to climb the steep, rocky track to Saddleback Ridge which gave us uninterrupted views around the entire El Quesro station and beyond. Have had fun negotiating several water crossings the best of which took us to Moonshine Gorge. Unfortunately the walking trail was closed but we resolved to return the following day with the inflatable kayak. Having not tried the kayak before we left home, we crossed our fingers that the recommendation we were given was genuine. So with the Seyvelor strapped to the roof of the Navara, we headed for the gorge. It worked a treat! Spent a lazy few hours paddling to and fro, in and out of the shaded pandanus, through the delicate flowers of the lily pads towards the shallow rapids.
Had another early morning start and headed out to the Zeeberdee thermal springs…….. 30 degrees in magnificent, natural pools, surrounded by large rocks and ferns and pandanus, for a laze and an opportunity to contemplate the important life issues!
Another gorge to explore, Emma Gorge.
Every evening we have been seated at our own campfire, having scrounged wood from within the park. Have to admit that by 9 pm we are well and truly ready for sleep.