TITLE: ‘No Swimming’ (Rainbow Serpent)
IN SHORT: Woken by a dingo pack howling in the distance and the kookaburra that was kindly filling in as the replacement rooster, we headed in early to start the walk into Cathedral Gorge. The black and orange beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges are truly captivating; this can be a bit of an issue when you should be looking where to land your next step! My photography in the Cathedral itself has done it little justice but the acoustics made for an exceptional rendition of a Bob Dylan classic.
We took a walk to the Piccaninny Creek Lookout before driving on to Echidna Chasm. The colours of the Chasm we walked were incredible, the clear blue sky and shear orange cliffs formed a backdrop for the vibrant green Livistona palms and the reflections of sunlight on the creek bed below.
While I’m sure flying high above the ranges is a breathtaking event, to travel amongst them by 4WD and on foot was a privilege and an experience I won’t forget.
That evening we made our way toward the Kungkalanau Lookout for sunset. With 360 degree views it was a top spot to end a great day and the most unlikely place to run into someone from home!
TIP: Hat, sunscreen, water, camera. All essential!
TRACK: Compass – Saltwater Band