Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 194. Kings Canyon

Good bye to good friends….again

Scarlett was dressed, finished breakfast, and was out the door early to make the most of the last couple of hours playing with Grace and Kayle before they left this morning. They played in the park and that was where Greg and Karen picked them up with van packed and in tow at 10am. I’m feeling for Scarlett; as she has made many good friends on this trip and sooner or later we all part ways and she is back to being on her own again.

We did some washing and hung around the van until lunch time; when we decided we should get out and make the most of our last day here at Kings Canyon. There was a great 2.6km creek walk that lead right into the heart of the canyon we were keen to take a look at. The track was easy compared to yesterdays mountain climb, as it meandered it’s way along the creek bed filled with beautiful river gums.

Today’s temperature was a little cold for us, with it only getting up to about 22 deg. But the walk in the sunshine was lovely. The towering walls of the canyon were a vivid pallet of reds and oranges; making it a really amazing place to visit, and well worth the detour out to here. Scarlett even convinced Shane to give her a piggy back ride close to the end of the walk, and I was surprised he had the energy left.

The afternoon was spent cooking and packing ready for an early get away tomorrow morning. With the Nixon’s leaving us today, I’m more home sick than ever. We have decided to try and make it all the way to Cooper Pedy tomorrow making up a full days travelling. Scarlett again made more friends late this afternoon; like she always does, and they played till after dark. Then she and Shane spent the evening watching ‘Narnia: Prince Caspian’ in bed, while I worked on my photo slideshow. We’re hoping if Scarlett stays up a little later this evening she might sleep in the car tomorrow; or it will be a total disaster and she will be unbearable.

Fingers crossed!

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