OUR BIG TRIP
DAY 105 Monday 22nd July
Kollmorgens are up early as Kay is to fly to view the Horizontal Falls this morning. Her earlier illness seems to have been cured by the drugs given at the Hospital, although just a little slow still. She left in the bus at around 8.15am leaving a list of items for Neil to attend to in her absence.
Meanwhile, the Clarks and Hales had been busy packing their vans to move them into a storage area at the rear of the camp. They were all ready to move, the people who had booked the sites were ready but the storage sites were still being used due to a back log of bookings due to the two truck accident reported in yesterday’s notes. Eventually all the vans were where all the vans should be and the lot of us, minus Kay, walked off to have a look at the old Derby Goal. Just standing and looking into the ruins of the cells has one feeling some of the misery that the place produced during the early years of the area. It was still very interesting to see.
Back to the camp for some lunch and wait for Kay to return on the bus. Meanwhile the Clarks and Hales had parked up their vans in the back of the camp and were picked up by the bus to do the same Horizontal Falls trip as Kay, but with an overnight stay as well. With the Clark and Hale pairs and Kay all missing, Neil was left in solitude but with lots of people wandering the camp there were plenty to folk to chat to.
On Kay’s return the bank was sought and also some last minute shopping at Woolies before starting to pack the car from the van and prepare the Van for storage.
Tomorrow we are heading into the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park, off the Western end of the Gibb River Road, and first stop should be at Silent Grove where acting on advice from the ladies at the Info Centre we have been haunting, we will not be towing the vans due to the road condition, and will set up our tents as base for the day. This will, of course, mean that no further entry to this blog will be possible for a few days. ( Watch this space )
At happy hour Kay and Neil had the company of Bev and Rob, who we have happy houred with us previously, for a short visit as they were heading to the pier to catch the sunset. After tea and dishes, shower and then bed.