05.08.2012 31 °C
The next day we headed into Mitchells falls 78kms the road was horrible it was so bumpy. We got to the day use area after like 2 hours. Mum and Dad decided to catch a Helicopter to the top of Mitchells falls where they drop you off up the top and then you walk back to day use area.
It was sick such a smooth ride, the view was amazing.
View from the chopper!
When we got to the falls we walked about 11 meters and ate lunch then proceeded through the river walked another 6 meters and sat for about 10 minutes then walked not too far and we were at the 1st water fall which is at the top of Mitchells falls. We had walked half way on the track and got to a fall which was called Big Mertens falls where a lady about 4 weeks before fell off the edge unfortunately to her death.
Then we walked and walked and walked to where the rock art was under a sick water fall called Little Mertens Falls.
Got in the car and two crappy hours later we got back to camp, got fire wood, made 2 spears tried to go spear fishing….. Failed. So I quit I went back looking for shrimp and I saw 2 huge eyes on the other side of the river ran up and told Haz I thought they were croc eyes. He just said “oh bullshit” so we went back down to the river and strait away Haz said “shit there croc eyes alright”. So we crossed the river further down and we knew they were freshies there were 2 crocs about maybe 80 centimetres. When we got close, they shit themselves just as much as us and swam off. We ran back and told mum and dad and they came back down the river with us and watched them re surface. Went to bed woke up sort of early to hear mum, dad, Steve and Judy laughing because Steve is a relative. Steves grandma was a CAMM from Bairnsdale area same as grampy max ,small world. So we call him cuz he is a grouse bloke very funny. Any way we packed up and left back to Drysdale GREAT.
By Jordan. catchya