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Gorging on the Kimberley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 October 2017 | Views [388]

It’s been a big week....

Like REALLY big....

The 15 secondees and myself have spent the week being welcomed by the traditional owners and by our Jawun people.

I’m in country now..... Miriwong country.

We’ve met the most amazing and majestic people, listened to dreaming stories, traditional music, looked at traditional art, given access to the most amazing aboriginal people - access that allowed us ’city folk’ to ask the most basic of questions, and some incredible intimate and controversial questions without fear. The people here are really beyond accomodating. They are so open and want to share their knowledge to educate where ever possible, it’s incredibly humbling.

We also got to meet all of the fabulous Indigenous organisations that we will all be working for, it’s mind blowing just to get a glimpse of what they have achieved in such short time frames. And now, I’m starting to get excited about the actual work I’ll be doing as of tomorrow.

But we’ve all just returned from Gorging. That is, gorging out of some of the most fabulous Gorges, Springs and Natural Scenary that the East Kimberley has to offer. 

El Questro Station.

We made it in, Today was it’s last day of the season - so we were VERY lucky to sneak in a jammed packed 2 day visit before it shut for the wet season.


The beauty. The shear beauty of this land. Our first Grade 4 hike consisted of walking approx 5kms in after we 4WD’d into the vacinty, in 38 deegre heat. Yeah - that was at around 10am. But! As hard as it was (backpack laden with water and camera gear) - what an amazing reward! Emma Gorge - like I really wanted to just set up camp there and never leave - (not least because it hurt to get there in that heat) but mainly - there aren’t any words that truly capture just how divine this place is, and.... potable water from the fresh stream as well - just as well - 3 litres in that heat doesn’t get you far.....

We also managed to get to Zebedee Springs (thermal Springs), Moonshine Gorge & Molly Springs.

Exhausted but energised for the coming week! Bring it on WA East Kimberley! I’m Croc Ready! 

Croc - as in the footwear - yeah - I own a pair - not the traditional ‘gardening’ type - they are actually Called ‘Sexy Crocs’...... oxymoron.....


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