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El Questro cont...

A pleasant evening in the restaurant enjoying steak to die for...

The name 'El Questro' is apparently made up.  The man who staked the original claim (in 1958) had a friend write down some proper Spanish name to describe it.  However, he got so drunk the night before he submitted the registration that he lost the piece of paper it was written on, and had to make up a name!!

The next day we are up with the dawn (well almost) and out by 7am.

First point of call was Zebedee Springs, quite close to the township.

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oh..we've got the tripod out...must be serious stuff today!!!

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...and it still hasn't fallen in the water....

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a very pretty spring

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deeper in to the wilderness we start to get quite remote....

Kairen has insisted that it is recorded that she risked life and limb to take this photo as the river was 'infested with crocodiles' ("the sign said so, and we saw one the next day!")

 

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This was a fairly easy, strenuous in the heat, walk

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..that's nice,....

 

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we are walking in 40C and very high humidity so anything cool is welcome

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a crystal clear water hole...lovely!!

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see how clear the water is....

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shampoo anyone?

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we are on our own and it's so peaceful

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a friend....

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well we we're getting pretty confident now, so what the heck...

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we arrived OK, but the drive back was pretty hairy.  'Wonka' saw us safely back, but it was touch and go.

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'Willy & Wonka'

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another bottle tree.....

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back to where we watched the sun set the night before, just to see it in sunlight

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I don't think we'd know what to do with tarmac if we met it now!

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this looks like a good sign

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Oh no!  He's off again!!

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The main gorge in El Questro

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a 'roo'!!

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we fed archer fish that squirted water at your hand if you held it several feet above the water.  They were great shots and we wasted lots of pictures trying to capture the moment.

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Kairen's spotted a Barramundi (big fish)


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