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CAT Day 10


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

We get up and have a restful breakfast. I really hate my knee because I now cannot see my knee cap because of the swelling! The Brace no longer fits on the knee. emoticon So it looks like I get to stay at the camp site tonight and do some learning on the internet. I do have the rest of you who can go and take my camera! emoticon Then I can participate in the talking circle tonight by asking everyone what the pictures are.



We didn't have any encounters of the Snake or Reptile kind last night and feel safer because of that. So we pack up and make sure our campsite is very clean and get back on Gibb Road heading towards our campsite for the night. As we go we see more beautiful scenery and boab trees. We keep a sharp eye out for the wildlife here to see what we can spot.

As we travel I snap a lot of pictures so instead of narration I'm going to switch to the pictures I snapped. I couldn't even do the scenery justice. It was just amazing!




From the movie "Australia" I couldn't help myself. hehe


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Loving Trees

As we keep driving we finally come upon El Questro Wilderness Park. The park is a privately owned Wilderness park that was previously a cattle station located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The park is located 110 kilometers West of Kununurra and can be accessed by the Gibb River Road. The park encompasses an area of over 1,000,000 acres that extends some 80 kilometers into the heart of the Kimberley.



The station was first established in 1903. The English aristocrat, Will Burrell, bought the cattle station in 1991 and developed it into a wilderness park tourist destination. The park still runs 8,000 head of cattle on the property.

There are 3 resorts in El Questro: Emma Gorge (offering safari cabins), The Station (bungalows and camping) and The Homestead (luxury rooms and suites) - all operated by Delaware North. We are going to The Station to camp.


El Questro Waterfall




As the sun sets we spot this lovely scene.

We eat our supper and all gather around and chatter about our day we had. We also share all the picture we took. It's always interesting to see all the different things people take pictures of. As we wind down I go to bed and sleep working on getting the strength to go on the outing tomorrow.

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JOANOFSPARK 5/23/2013 8:50AM

    fantastic blog as always......sometimes pictures tell a story best.......and other times we need the information that words alone can provide.....frankly, I enjoy it both ways.......and some days, pictures are the only way to go..*grin* we are having so much fun. aren't we? that sunset ......wow.....just wow!!

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IKACEY 5/23/2013 3:26AM

    I missed your usual information that you do, but the pictures were terrific. Kimberly is a treasure of beautiful places and birds and other fauna to be seen. But I agree with you that we don't need all the reptiles about lol
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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SEAWILLOW 5/23/2013 2:25AM

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TORTILLAFLATS 5/23/2013 12:48AM

    Another great Blog, love your bird photos.

Hugs, Gail

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EMMABE1 5/22/2013 11:40PM

    I see the knee is no better - I'm glad you are getting it checked soon

This is your last campsite in the Kimberleys -- tomorrow we head into Northern Territory and more adventures.

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LJCANNON 5/22/2013 11:07PM

    emoticon I am so sorry about your knee!! That really STINKS!! I will be Praying that it is better by tomorrow!

The Sunset was absolutely Astonishing! It is almost too pretty to believe!! I am THRILLED that we didn't see any Reptiles today. I do LOVE the Birds, though. Mother Nature has really Outdone Herself with the Gorges and the Waterfalls! The colors are AMAZING!!

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