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Focus on natural and manmade and the combo of both – Kalbarri to Wooramel – Sunday 22 May

Leaving Kalbarri township behind, we headed inland to the Murchison Gorge.

Mouth of the Murchison River at Kalbarri

The first stop was at the Kalbarri Skywalk, an amazing natural and manmade feat. Nature has taken 135 million years to create the gorge and then man designed, engineered, and built the skywalk for our viewing pleasure. The photos speak for themselves – pity about the old girl who keeps photobombing!

I was amused and captivated by the brass sculptures that popped up along the walkways.

We drove a little further to Hawk’s Head and Ross Graham Lookouts for further views of the gorge. The rock formations and the absolute depth of the gorge are stunning.

One place we were both looking forward to visiting was Hamelin Pool. IN the past we have had stromatolite bracelets in our gallery. One source of the stromatolites is Hamelin Pool, so we were looking forward to seeing them in situ. Unfortunately, the boardwalk out over the area they grow was destroyed in a cyclone and has not been rebuilt so we were very disappointed not to be able to see them.

Our stay overnight was at Wooramel Station Riverside Retreat. One, it is on a working station, two the river is there but very dry. We had two firsts – the first was glamping in an Eco tent and the second was soaking in an artesian bath. Both were fabulous!

It pattered with raindrops all night which sounded delightful and quite relaxing on our canvas roof. We were up early enough to catch a beautiful sunrise which augured well for the fine day to come.

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