a rest day then off to the Mitchell Plateau

Drysdale River Station to the Mitchell Plateau

Wednesday 31 July – no photographs taken, much washing done, car packing.

Thursday 1 August

The van started its little holiday at Drysdale Station (rent free) while we looked forward to some more days in the tent.  The Kulumburu Road north to Mitchell Falls has occasional reminders of what the road can do to rubber.  The morning included some firewood collection along the road. Assigned areas are marked before the National Park begins.

1 Aug - ripped tyre

1 August wildflower
Camp set up went relatively well and there was enough light to do a partial trek down the Falls Walk to Little Merten Falls, underneath which are some of the more ancient examples of aboriginal rock art that we’ve seen thus far.

The pools at the top of the falls provided cool pre-dinner soap-free bathing as there are no showers at this site.

1 Aug Mitchell Falls camp1 Aug - behind Little Merten Falls

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