Tom Price & Karijini National Park
29.07.2012 - 29.07.2012
It is so nice to have a ‘rest day’, meaning that we stay in one spot for more than 12hrs! I managed to get some washing done (the warm weather up here means that it was dry by 8am the next morning!) and Mack has had a blast roaring around expelling some energy. We had a very lazy morning taking it easy just because we can.
Finally we had lazed around enough that we got in the car to explore this town a little more. We headed out to the Karijini National Park to have a look around. The park is full of bush walks and beautiful gorges that you can also walk down into. It’s a bit hard doing a walk with a dwaddling toddler trailling behind, so we only managed to get to a couple of the lookouts which still gives you an amazing view of the natural beauty of such a magnificent bit of landscape. If you had a day spare it would be totally worth the effort of walking down into one and even having a dip in the pools down there! You can camp out there at some of the spots as well. Once again it is all dirt roads! The road out is littered with dips and Mark had so much fun making me feel sick, Mack on the other hand was saying “Daddy I like it” “more, more”….no hope for me then
Everything over here, including the birds have a tinge of red about them! The grass on the side of the road is practically a burnt redy colour and even the trees are rather dirty! Red dust is over EVERYTHING – including Mack who had so much fun playing in it!
Heading back into town we gathered a few supplies and then back to our camp at the local Caravan Park. We managed to read the local newspaper, check out the playground and even have a shower without 20 other people in there as well. In the late afternoon Mark caught up with his mate Jasen who works over here contracting and then we set about making dinner. Golden Syrup dumplings were on the menu for dessert! YUM YUM
Delle, Mark and Mack x
P.S. At the moment I am watching Mark wander around like a little lost puppy trying to gather his stuff together to go for a shower, he gets halfway there and remembers he has forgotten something, only to return a couple of minutes later with the same problem!! Oh the small things that make us laugh!