Today we gorged out on gorges. Lots of walks down into the gorges, swims in the pools at the bottom and then hikes out.
First the lookout and then down into the gorge.
The walk took us across the top of the falls then down to a pool where we followed a narrow opening into a massive circular canyon with a deep pool surrounded by vertical walls. An OMG moment walking into that, and not a soul to be seen.
Again, first the lookout and then the gorge walk.
This walk was much more of a scramble down, and then up on the way out. Sometimes the track seemed more like a rock fall than a real track. At the bottom the side walls were massive and we walked a long the bottom through various pools as the gorge twisted and turned.
As this walk is right near the Eco retreat it was busier than the other two walks. Down into the gorge, for this walk/ swim bathers and trekking sandals were the order of the day. To reach out destination of Kermits Pool we had to wade and then swim through various pools in the gorge. Along the way we passed through the Amphitheatre and then the Spider Walk. Getting there was more than half the fun.
Last stop of the day a very easy stroll to a lookout where 4 gorges meet 130 metres below.
Each walk took 2-3hours including swims so as you can imagine we all returned home rather tired. Tom and I thought the boys were amazing!!! Most of the walks were level 4 and parts of the Hancock Gorge one were level 5. To put this in context for level 6 you need absailing equipment.
Finished Red Dog and then some music Paul Kelly.
Kate you are right the sandals are daggy but incredibly useful. So much better than people walking in crocs or wet runners. We love them.