Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cania Gorge

After Carnarvon we went to Cania Gorge near Monto, I know we have been there before but it is  a beautiful place and there were a couple of things that we didn't do last time so thought we would do them this time. One was Kroombit Tops National park and the four wheel drive day to "Beautiful Betsy" the airoplane that crashed in 1945 and was only found in the 90's by a national ranger doing a burn off. All six people on board were killed and some of their remains were still there when the ranger found the wreck. These were taken away to be identified and given back to their families for burial. After this they left all the wreckage there for people to see, it is kind of eerie and you feel like you are in a graveyard. Stephen also wanted to do the 22klm walk across the top of the montain range to the lookout over the Dam ( I wasn't going on this one) supposed to take 8 hours, he set off at 6am and was back at 11.30 glad that he had done the walk but said it was boring not an animal in sight. Never mind maybe next time as I'm sure we will be back it is so peaceful there.

Kroombit Tops Lookout

Spectacular Views

This view was to the side overlooking Gladstone

"Beautiful Betsy" crash site

Part of the back end of the plane

Details of the Bomber

One of the engines
The 22klm walk across Castle Mountain

Another view of the walk

The Lookout

One view of the Dam

A view over the surrounding area

A boab tree (just thought they were unusual)

A Bunyip at Mulgildie - Bunyips are mythical Australian creatures that live in swamps
The Fern tree Pool which is a walk at Cania Gorge - sadly the run offs were dry and this stream although still beautiful was not as spectacular as before, but we took a friend with us who had never seen it before and she enjoyed the walk.

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