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    Bell Gorge

    August 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Today we went on a drive from Mount Hart to Bell Gorge for a bit of a swim. It was about a 2 hour drive there from the Lodge but well worth the visit. We parked the bus and walked about 1km down to the falls.

    There are a number of gorges and falls in the Kimberley and this one was pretty popular. I know I have said it before but the geology of this area is stunning. The ruggedness of the terrain and amazing rocky outcrops make this area fascinating.

    Originally the landmass that would become Australia was separate to the Kimberley but about 560 million years ago the Kimberley continent crashed into the Australia continent giving rise to the mountains and terrain we can see today.

    Bell Gorge has a swimming pool at the top and you can also walk down to the lower level and swim there as well. It was very refreshing on a hot day.

    After a few hours swimming we made it back up to the bus and back to the lodge for a couple of beers and dinner. A great way to spend a day!
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