We set off on an early start on the return journey back to Mt Elizabeth Station so that we could stop at a couple of sights, the first one being Jameson Arch. We hiked the steep vaguely marked track up to Jameson Arch which required a bit of boulder climbing on a steep track. The Arch is an impressive landmark which gave us a spectacular ‘window view’ out onto the Gardner Plateau and Blythe Creek valley below. Worth the climb!
After the big climb we had some tired children and a rare ‘hat trick’ which is what we call it when we have all three children asleep in the car. Making for a peaceful drive.
Further down the track we stopped for lunch and a swim on the Drysdale River and after a full day driving we arrived back at Mt Elizabeth just before sunset just enough time to set up before dark. It was a long day in the car – the kids had been great.
When we arrived back at Mt Elizabeth Station we noticed it was much busier with the school holiday makers from WA and NT which was great as there were more kids around. But we were worried about Mitchell Falls – our next stop which has a small camp ground.
Nobody was too keen on driving the next day after two huge days in the car so we decided to stay another night at Mt Elizabeth. Taking advantage of the opportunity to wash some clothes (despite the lack of washing machines) and the children caught up on some school work in the morning. We all needed a rest day from travelling. Andrew cooked pan cakes on the fire for Breakfast!
In the heat of the afternoon we went for a swim at the Hann River which had a lovely beach like shore where the children played with their new friend Jesse who was on holidays from down south. Andrew and I talked to Jesse’s parents Mike and Leslie and convinced them they should do the Munja track too.
Having a lazy day we decided to cook a roast pork in the camp oven with damper then we headed to bed for an early night ready for the next part of the Kimberley adventure.