Camp Creek winds its way into the Prince Regent River via a series of waterfalls. Our camp is where fresh and saltwater meet, evidenced by the Saltwater Crocodile on the mudflat, and the Freshwater one in the pool.
So now the crocodile stories are over here is the day's trek. The country is incredibly beautiful!
One of the lower falls, above, and an upper fall below …. people on the luxury cruise ships fly over these falls in a helicopter … they miss out on swimming in the pools and climbing the falls!
Secret paintings, very old, probably forgotten …. almost impossible to find in the thick spinifex grass and spikey shrubs, clambering through ankle twisting rocks, helping each other up and down … most of us got there …except for two who stayed in camp and one who turned back to wait at the top waterfall …. Ungud Snakes and Wandjinas ….
Cooling off again in the river above the falls, letting the water soothe our scratches and prickles! At each opportune swimming spot Greg would launch himself in, grinning gleefully, inviting us to follow…. some wore swimmers, others stripped down to undies, or just wore their clothes. Walking in wet clothes helps keep you cool 🙂 Greg did the whole adventure wearing just hat, shorts and singlet, barefoot!
All through the walk we saw flowers, insects and an occasional bird. Bob was keen to capture the tiny flowers, lying down with his camera set on macro, wondering if anyone had even identified each fragile bog plant. My approach was more practical …. was there time? had I seen the flower elsewhere? Because the terrain was so rough I carried the camera in a backpack, inevitably there were times I did not stop to get it out. This wattle is flowering abundantly all through the area, such a rich sunshiny yellow …
Last insect of the afternoon …
Stuart was climbing with a wrenched knee, so we were both very tired after this five hour trek …. looking forward to a good long sleep in the swag tonight … and thick clouds with drizzling rain mean the moon will not keep us awake … back on board tomorrow morning ….