Benhams go Walkabout WEEK 16 - KUNUNURRA TO MATARANKA

HAD TO REMODEL 'PEDRO' THE PRADO.......JUST JOKES

Now we have decided to go home via Alice Springs and Port Augusta SA, we are nervously anticipating the cold. Time to prepare in Kununurra, sheepskin for Solly, socks, flannie for me, long sleeve tops for boys. Not excited about the imminent temp drop!

ABANDONED TOWN

We were lucky to catch the Kununurra Agricultural Show. Very small but nice local event to experience. Tractor race, whip cracking, horse jumping, small livestock displays, a few trays of fruit and veges in the produce pavilion. How quaint. I love it.

GETTING BRAVER

Made our first art purchase, a small Aboriginal ochre painting of a boab. I really loved the style of the Kimberley artists. I would purchase more given the budget.

BILLY TEA BY THE CAMPFIRE

We made a point to stop of Victoria River Roadhouse which we had driven through previously and loved the scenery. More stunning red cliffs and hills dotted in gumtrees and spinifex but also livistonia palms tracing the water runoff when the rains do eventually come each year.


  HOMEMADE PLAY FRAME. WIN!….UH OH, BROKEN….FAIL

 

BITTER SPRINGS, MATARANKA

Next stop Mataranka for the hot springs.Gorgeous 34deg, crystal blue water lined in paperbarks, pandanus and palms. This has been the same at the other hot springs in Katherine and Zebedee in El Questro. We stayed at a stock camp which was a bit like a hobby cattle station. 2 cows, 3 buffalo, chickens, pigs, huge communal campfire with billy tea and “johnny cakes” for everyone at breakfast. We struggled to tear Eddie away from feeding the livestock for a swim.

EDDIE HARD AT WORK

Quote of the Week - Eddie “but the animals love me more than the water does.” Who wouldn’t when you feed them for 4 hours straight.

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