We were very excited about doing the Hammersley Gorge hike as we had heard much about it and seen some spectacular photos. We got organised and headed down to the Gorge to hike but found that the upper pools had been closed due to a high number of serious injuries sustained recently. We were disappointed but the Gorge itself was spectacular. Col still wanted to try and climb the waterfall but after just a few steps up the first rock I decided to turn back. The water fall has smoothed the rocks and they are incredibly slippery so I left the Mountain Goat to trot up the rock and have a look around. Col made it about 200m up the Gorge before he turned back. This meant that I got to sit quietly and drink in the beauty and tranquility of this gorge. Really magical.
It is a pity that the upper pool walk was closed as the photos of Spa Pool look incredible. But not worth risking life and limb for.
We headed back to camp and did a bit of a pack up then made good use of the mobile coverage and started making some calls back home. We managed to catch some of the crew all having a camp fire and was good to hear their voices and find out how everyone is doing. Technology today certainly makes you feel so much closer to home no matter where you are.
Col made a small campfire and we both enjoyed sitting by it while chatting to people back home. You just can’t beat a campfire!
Col has been told tentatively that he was successful in his interview with NT Health and we are now waiting on the paper work before it is official. But it looks like we will be heading to Darwin very soon! Off to Port Hedland tomorrow.