Tom Price was some guy who said look at all this dark red rock and said; why don’t we dig it up and sell it? Thus it was done. That’s your history lesson.
We stayed two nights here so that we had time to visit the Hammersly Gorge. which is about all we did when we got there. But what a spot! It is in the middle of this dry, red, scrappy looking land…. then you walk down these kinda dodgey stairs and see this amazing green oasis. Then do a little bit of a class 5 scramble up to this amazing little pool. We all went for a swim at the top pool as the water flowing into it was slightly warmed by the sun. Tim and i went in the bottom pool but it was so cold it made you body ache. there was warnings about hypothermia on the signs there. So even though it looked like a great lark to swim down through that bottom gorge, I had a funny feeling if I had attempted it I would not have returned.i saw a couple of French tourists do it , but you know how they are and lets face it we are always bound to lose of few them each year anyway.
After leaving Tommy to his dust we went to another part of the Karijini National Park called Dales Gorge. We didn’t book early enough to get in the cool kids camp site so we had to stay at the ‘overflow’ campsite 9 ks from the gorge (near the bin trailer). The gorge was just fanamazing and greeneriffic. It really feels like such a special place.
We met up with Alex and Justin there so Lou had a friend to hang with and we had dinner at their site the first night because we had booked a special Remtrack star night where they set up these good telescopes and tell you about the stars. Oh my goodness how good was that! I could rant and rave for hours about the stuff I learned AND SAW!! Wowsers! I have been admiring the stars when we the chance to stay at places other that silly old van parks. So it was so good to hear about the satellites. I’m always seeing and checking the difference between planets in the night sky and stars.
These are the only shots you are going to get of Port Hedland becase we are here for one day only and leaving at 7 am. Good bream here.