06.07.2017 - 06.07.2017 33 °C
Thursday 6th July - Exploring Litchfield National Park.
We had a lazy sleep in, brekky and then turned to some necessary maintenance. I had dropped the LH wheel of the trailer into a pothole at Humpty Doo. On closer inspection, it had bent the shocks hanger and the tongue on the tow hitch that the ball bolts into. Borrowed a LARGE shifter from Ben the park owner, removed the ball and straightened the tongue. The stocky hanger is OK and won't affect its performance.
That done we headed out into Litchfield Park to explore the waterfalls and rivers. 1st stop was an abandoned tin mine at Buffalo Creek.
Interesting to see the old machinery and stuff the early miners used. They did it pretty tough. Then back to Wangi Falls, a spectacular waterfall and rock pool. But sharing it with 500 other tourists isn't my thing. A bite to eat at the cafe, a loop walk to the top of the falls and we said goodbye to all the hoards of people. Next was Tolmer Falls, which was equally spectacular with less tourists hoards. Then Florence Falls and the "magnetic" termite mounds. All great sites to see.
Back in camp and I did a grog and grocery run into Batchelor. As the bistro was closed tonight, we bought a BBQ pack and cooked our own dinner in the camp kitchen. Andrew & I opted for the Buffalo sausages, while Clint went for a Scotch fillet steak. I prepared a great salad, and we chatted with other travellers over dinner. The park was much quieter tonight with all the high school kids gone and only a smattering of vans in the park.
Back in camp and we chatted into the night over several reds.