Callaways and a Camper

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  • Day192

    Monkey Mia

    November 5, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    We did Monkey Mia and Erin and I got to feed one of the dolphins which was pretty cool.
    We heard that you can hire kayaks so we did.
    There was lots of weed and we were going against the current and the wind but it wasn’t to difficult. We stopped under a shady tree for lunch then kept going on to the cliffs. There we stopped and stretched our legs.
    Finally we had to head back but luckily we had the current and the wind on our tails.
    We stayed at Whalebone again.
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  • Day181

    Quobba Blowholes and Carnarvon

    October 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Wednesday 25-10
    Today we had to pack up the camper and take it back to the trailer fixing place to get it fixed. We then went to the blow holes and had a look around there. Dad caught three dart that we had for tea and we went snorkelling. Dad and I saw a jellyfish and he saw a turtle and two rays.
    We went and had tea which was the 9th time in 11 days of having fish. We set up in the dark.

    Thursday 26-10
    Today mum went to the dentist while dad, mum (Erin got upgraded while mum was away) and I packed up the tent so when mum (the real one) gets back we would only have to hitch up and drive off EXCEPT mum had to get a fill in so we had to book two more nights which meant we had to reset-up the camper for the third that we've been here. We had a swim in the pool and scooted to the shop to get the stuff that we need for tomorrow nights barbecue.

    Friday 27-10
    We stayed around town today looking in the fishing shop, the library and toy world but it was mainly relaxing. We got a fair bit of gear in the fishing shop and I found a good book in the library that I wasn’t aloud to borrow because we are leaving tomorrow.
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  • Day112

    Zeebedee and Brancos

    August 17, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Thursday 17-8
    Today we were going to do Zebedee Hot Springs and Branco’s Lookout. Zebedee Hot Springs was very small and all eight of us were literally kissing each other. It was quite warm but to be honest it wasn't that good.
    Branco’s Lookout was spectacular and there was a sharp turn up hill that got a little bit interesting. The road was running along the edge of the cliff and then there was the sharp turn that surprised us all.
    Surprisingly when we got back to camp the Trotts were there, who are also traveling around Australia except going the opposite direction. It was good to see Ella who is in my class.
    Back at camp we played on the rope swing for most of the rest of the day. When we had finished on the rope swing Erin, Molly, Bronte and I all made a damper. Mine was the usual ingredients with ##### in the middle (its secret) and it tasted really good. Erin, Molly and Bronte all used cinnamon.
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  • Day111

    El Questro Gorge

    August 16, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Wednesday 16-8
    We are excited because we're doing El Questro Gorge and we had high expectations of it. We got there and set off. Our first real obstacle was a rock that was in the middle of the path. We realised there would be lots of them.
    Our next obstacle was a pool that, at the deepest part was about 1.5 metres deep. In other words 20 cm above my head. The obstacle thing about it was that we had to swim through it with our packs on, but we had electrical equipment in our packs. Of course Ben and dad would wade through the water with the packs above their heads and then pass them to me.
    It wasn't easy getting up out of the really deep pool (the same one as before) beacause we had to do a spider climb on the complete other side of the pool to what we started.
    From then on it was easy UNTIL we came to a waterfall that we had to climb up. It WAS like a set of stairs but it had water running down it which didn't help.
    We got to the Falls (spectacular) and had lunch and a swim then walked back. On the way back we saw a snake and at the obstacle pool there was a ledge that we were all trying to get up except no one could until I came and shinned my way up to victory! I did it only once more before we had to go.
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  • Day110

    El Questro

    August 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Tuesday 15-8
    Today we drove back to Kunnunarra to stock up on food. The Hearns had already left Kunnunarra to go to El Questro, the start of the Gibb River Road.
    El Questro is about 40 times smaller than Lorella but is still pretty big.
    We found a rope swing which is the best to go on, it is awesome. There was a big root that we were going off at first then we went on a tree about half way up the bank. After that it was a tree at the top of the bank.Read more

  • Day109

    Purnululu Mini Palms

    August 14, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Monday 14-8
    Today we got up, packed up the camper and drove to the start of the Mini Palms walk and I made a new name for it: Puny Palms.
    Although the start of the walk was hot it was still an amazing walk with a great lookout at the end.
    We stayed at Doon Doon roadhouse again tonight.

  • Day108

    Purnululu Domes

    August 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Sunday 13-8
    We decided to do half of the Domes Loop then go to Cathedral Gorge. After that we’ll go out to Piccaninni Creek lookout then go and do the other half of the domes walk, go back to camp and put tea in the dreampot so after the sunset walk we can come home to a warm tea. The domes were all shapes and sizes and some of them had been split in half. There was a little path off the track that led to a very small pool that had some fish in it.
    When we were near Cathedral Gorge we could start to hear some music. When we got in, it looked like a lady was playing an instrument and it was echoing off the walls but one of the tour guides had just put a speaker on one of the ledges and was playing music from that. The gorge was really cool (the temperature one) and it looked good as well.
    We made the mistake of doing the cooler walk into the gorge first and then the hot walk up to the lookout in the hot part of the day. The lookout looked out over the Bungle Bungles and that was a good photo to take and it was almost better than what a helicopter flight would've been.
    We arrived at the sunset spot just in time to see it disappearing over the horizon. We did some silhouette photos which look great.
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  • Day107

    Purnululu Echidna Chasm

    August 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Saturday 12-8
    Today we had a bit of a lie in (but we still got up at 6:30 because the of the change of time) then packed up the camper and drove to the Bungle Bungles. The Bungle Bungles are lots of big rocks that are a bit like Devils marbles but the rocks are bigger and they’re not stacked on top of each other. We did a walk called echidna chasm. Echidna Chasm was at first a hot walk in the sun which then closed into a chasm. The chasm was fairly long and near the end the path got thinner and Erin and I put both our hands and both our feet on opposite walls. When mum was taking a photo she saw a tail and she thought it was a snake except it was a fairly big lizard which we think had been squashed so we took it out to the sun and gave it some water.Read more

  • Day106

    Kununurra and Doon Doon

    August 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Friday 11-8
    We got up to find Bronte with red dots all over her face, arms and legs. Ben and Michelle decided to take her to the doctor. When we arrived at Kununurra mum did the groceries while Erin, dad and I went shopping for: a new fishing rod for me, a new reel for Erin, a coffee pot for mum and a drink bottle for dad. We got all those things except the coffee mug for mum plus we got me some new goggles. When we got back to the shopping centre mum said that she had seen Ben and Molly and she also said that the doctor thought that Bronte had got measles.
    We finished our shopping and drove to the hospital and saw Ben and Molly walking out from it. They said that, until Wednesday, they have to stay in the hotel. So we thought “Come on! they get air conditioning and a pool.” That night we stayed at Doon Doon roadhouse. A big road train came in while we were at the toilet and mum was taking photos of it when the driver came out of the shop and he said we could look inside the cabin. It was really cool inside it. There was the bit that they sit in and drive from and then behind that was his bed and he also had a fridge, a freezer and a microwave. He said that he used to have a television except when he was sleeping it fell down onto his feet.
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  • Day105

    Lake Argyle

    August 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Thursday 10-8
    We decided to go to Lake Argyle today so we set off and we went up to a lookout and had a look at Lake Argyle and the dam. When they built the dam, they built it 67 metres above the surface and when we looked at it it was about 15 metres above the surface of the water. After we’d finished looking over the lookout we drove across the dam to the picnic area. W.A. time is an hour and a half later than N.T. so we had a little snack. The people on the table next to us offered a chicken drumstick around and dad and I couldn't refuse a drumstick so we shared it between us.
    We then went to the boat ramp and had a little swim, we were skimming rocks and then one of the cruise boats came in and one of the tour guides came over and said “can you throw a rock in the water without making a splash?” He had a couple of goes except he couldn't do it. He described how to do it. You need to get a small flat rock and back spin it quite hard and it goes in the water with only making bubbles and ripples. At first I wasn't very good except on my fourth go I did it.
    We went to the museum about lake argyle and there were lots of rooms with photos in them and one of the rooms was based on when the big flood came. One of the photos on the wall was of a man standing on his roof with some photographers taking a photo of him.
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