Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We arrived in Fitzroy Crossing on Sunday and Monday morning went on a one hour boat trip through Geikie Gorge.  The gorge has been cut by the mighty Fitzroy River and the walls are limestone rock of the Devonian Reef.  The park only opened back up after the flooding of the wet season two weeks ago.  Unfortunately we are going to have to skip a couple of parks we wanted to go to (Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, and part of the Bungle Bungles) because they still aren't open due to flooded roads.  We were glad Geikie Gorge was open though. 

We got to see lots of freshwater crocodiles (called freshies) basking in the sun on the banks of the river.  They aren't as dangerous as estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles and have a narrower snout.

We also saw Fairy Martins and their unique nests made of mud and saliva.
We even saw a rock that looked like Nixon.  We thought it was funny that our Australian tour guide pointed this out.

Km today: 458
Total travelled: 4428

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