08.08.2012 30 °C
Mt Barnett Roadhouse was nice to see after being on this dust and corrigated road. The camp ground was ok the facilities were a bit average in the ladies when you were finished you had to get a bucket of water to flush the toilet. At the start of the walk you had to cross the river in the tinny which had holes in it, the walk to the gorge was good a bit of rock hoping and felt like mountain goats but well worth it. This is our favorite spot on the Gibb River Road. Its a must see...
This is where we meet Neil,Lisa,Lachlan,Connor and little chicken(Hayle) "The Gibo family from Newcastle!" They are the nicest family. We feel if we have know them for ever. They are travelling around Australia for 12months. We pretty much have camped together since then. Brenda and Rod your dumped we have new travelling buddys now...ha ha he he When you get here we might let you be there friends too...
cheers The Yuks!
We arrived at Coles (Mt Barnett road house). It was like Coles in the middle of nowhere it wasn’t very big but it had everything Tim tams, ice cream, chocolate, lollies everything! Another seven kms down the road was manning gorge camp ground .
A 2 hour return walk was manning gorge. We had heard a lot of good things about manning gorge, so we were expecting something good. As I walked over the hill I saw this huge waterfall it looked awesome. So we got down there, had some lunch, then went for a swim and a snorkel. When we were sitting down we had seen some guys jumping off the top of the waterfall. Craig, Jordy and I all looked at each other and said let’s do that. So we hiked up there got to the top and went oh shit that looks a lot smaller from down there Craig worked up the balls and went splash then Jordy then I hesitantly jumped. Later on Jordy and I said let’s do it again, so we went up and went again!