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Pound Walk at Ormiston Gorge

We thought a four hour walk around the gorge and pound was energetic. These people had hiked all the way through the ranges from Ellery Creek Big Hole to Ormiston Gorge.

We thought a four hour walk around the gorge and pound was energetic. These people had hiked over several days all the way through the ranges from Ellery Creek Big Hole to Ormiston Gorge. And they were still smiling!

The pound walk was quite a climb, but very beautiful.

The pound track was quite a climb, but very beautiful.

We climbed to the lookout at the top of this hill, which gave a magnificent of the pound below with the creek running through it.

We climbed to the lookout at the top of this hill, which gave a magnificent of the pound below with the creek running through it.

The view from the top...

The view from the bottom of the pound…

This dingo was hiding in the rocks beyond Ormiston creek that runs through the pound.

This dingo was hiding in the rocks beyond Ormiston creek that runs through the pound.

The sandy 'beach' on the creek. The dingo was in the rocks on the other side.

The sandy ‘beach’ on the creek. The dingo was in the rocks you can see on the left hand side.

The track certainly had it's ups and downs.

The track certainly had it’s ups and downs.

Peter liked the sound of the trumpet echoing around the gorge.

Peter liked the sound of the trumpet echoing around the gorge.

This spinifex pigeon was pecking around at the side of the track.

This spinifex pigeon was pecking around at the side of the track.

If you look closely there are all sorts of bugs and insects camouflaged amongst the rocks and plants.

If you look closely there are all sorts of bugs and insects camouflaged amongst the rocks and plants.


Kununurra

Arriving in Kununurra, I was hoping for internet access to update the blog, but no such luck, so I don’t know when you will see this! Never mind, Kununurra is a lovely place and we found a caravan park right on the edge of the lake, so we had a great spot with water views.

Evening light at Lake Kununurra

Our camp site is by the edge of the lake, which is very pretty at sunset, and looks as though it would be ideal for kayaking…except that we didn’t bring the kayaks, and we are cautious of crocodiles so probably wouldn’t have gone anyway…

Lake Kununurra sunset

Kununurra is surprisingly beautiful, like an oasis in the desert. Lake Argyle is full to overflowing, so they are letting water out into the Ord River and there is water to spare there, so all the parks and gardens are lush and green.

Making music at Lake Kununurra

Peter found a fellow musician in the park, so they enjoyed a couple of pleasant hours jamming at the edge of the lake as the sun went down, which lots of fellow campers enjoyed.

Subsequently they played together for ‘hamburger night’ at the caravan park (for a free meal!) and on the Saturday night Peter played again with Steve, who had a gig at the Pumphouse Restaurant. We were pleased to also have dinner there with Lyn and Jeff, who are travelling in the opposite direction to us. We figured we would meet them somewhere along the way and this was a great place for our meeting.