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Day 12 - 31 May 2011

2011.06.01
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Escarpments - interesting scenery at last. This is about the beginning of Gregory National Park. Aboriginal Rock paintings are often found in places like this.
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What i call button flowers. There are lots of these.
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Big place right? Wrong. Just an all in one van park, petrol stop, tourist info, roadhouse and i guess motel. The signs are helpful though, even to me. . Click on the boxes for details of my packing arrangements. :-)
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It was great to be able to go and explore more closely later when on but as you ride by, you wonder what it looks like close up and whether there are any rock paintings.
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I love photographing trees. I love looking at them whilst on the bike. I wish i had more time to do more with them. I wish i was good at drawing so i could draw some.
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First Glimpse of the Victoria River. Its odd to see so much water all in one place in this very dry country.
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I stopped at Joe's Camp, part of the National Park. Here is a short walk with signposts up to the escarpment. I took few pictures out of laziness but it was very interesting. The signs told stories or info from the perspective of local aborigines. ie about bush tucker particularly. I should have snapped them.
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The view across the way or further along. The lighter trees are Livistonia Palms and they can grow here because of the water running off the top of the escarpments. ... I forgot to add something important. In the wet season, all these escarpments have water pouring off the tops of them in sheets practically around the whole cliff. At least that's the idea i had. Certainly zillions of waterfalls flowing off them. Unfortunately, a lot of the roads in this area are cut during the wet season due to flooded creeks and rivers.
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Livistonia palms.
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This is readable if you enlarge. I think i shot this one because i was impressed by that there was ferns here. This one was surviving on a slow drip from the rocks.
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5 Comments
ShangriLa Note the springs i write about will be in tomorrow's pictures. I should have kept the spiel for then. Maybe I will shift it over tomorrow but i have to hurry off now. I'm going to a permaculture working bee thingy.
ShangriLa · 2011-07-30: 17:00
moxxxie I'd probably seriously hurt myself if I tried cooking in the dark. No. 3 shows your sense of humor is still in tact.
moxxxie · 2011-07-30: 20:32
ShangriLa Thanks girls.
ShangriLa · 2011-07-31: 06:27
MsUnderstood Bicycle, camping and oatmeal. That's my gal!
And it looks wonderful. I wanna go too!
MsUnderstood · 2011-07-31: 14:46
Oweena Yep, the trees and scenery in this post are lovely.
Oweena · 2011-07-31: 15:46
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