While sitting and drinking my coffee this morning I noticed these little guys on the side of the van. Wondering if they are insect eggs or mushrooms?? Shall I leave them to ‘hatch’ and see what they are, or does somebody out there know? They are really delicate and tiny and a bit difficult to get a clear photo of. They have me intrigued.
The drive from the Ngumban Cliff Rest Area to the Bungle Bungles is a little over three hours and there were no scary animal moments on the way, I am glad to report. We did cross a number of dry rivers that look amazing when you drive over the bridge. I have been wanting to stop and get a photo of one of these as it is hard to imagine that these empty out and fill up so rapidly. Such an enormous amount of water to suddenly appear to be able to fill these is hard to imagine. I guess the recent flooding event at Giralia has helped me to realise that this can happen quite quickly. A good reminder to never camp in a dry riverbed out in these areas. I pulled over and walked back to the bridge but was a little nervous to venture too far onto the bridge as there was quite a lot of traffic coming through and you wouldn’t want to be stuck on these narrow bridges if a road train barrels on there. The walk from the car to the bridge was a lot further than I realised and I had some very funny looks from people passing by wondering what I was doing out of my car. There was also a bull and a cow that took sudden interest in my adventure and I was hoping they were not like Josse and becoming too friendly. I didn’t fancy being chased by these guys although it would have made for an interesting Blog story. Luckily they just watched me suspiciously.
We pulled into the Bungle Bungle Caravan Park where we stayed with the Camping Crew back in 2015 and both Col and I did not recognise it!!! Totally different to when we were here last. This was one of my favourite camping spots on the trip previously, where there are ensuites without a roof and you can shower under the stars. The camping grounds were green and lush. This is the place now….
I really loved showering under the stars the last time we were here and was very much looking forward to this again. Unfortunately there were issues with these ablution blocks when we arrived so we won’t get to experience that again on this trip.
This is just such a contrast to when we stayed here in 2015, Col and I cannot believe how different it is. There is a change in Management recently and the new Managers seem really lovely, so I imagine that this place will return to it’s former beauty in no time. The good thing is that we haven’t seen any cane toads here this time, must be too dry.