Having had a comfortable night it was up early in the morning for breakfast and our departure for Gregory National Park to see the remarkable rock formation the aboriginal paintings and stands of Livistona Victoriae palm trees.
It was a long trip west from Katherine where we had spent the night but the scenery made up for it as we headed west. Jeff as always has stories to tell and great historical and nature information to share with us.
When we arrived at Gregory National park we were not disappointed the scenery kept getting better and better. With the palms we wanted to see high up under the escarpment which encircled us.
Taking water we all headed off climbing up to get a better look as these tall elegent palms.
About 2 hours later we were back at the bus and enjoying our picnic lunch when we realised that one of our number was missing… A quick search and we found that our friend had miss the turn in the path back to the bus and walked down the the main road before realising his mistake and making his way back to the bus. But all was well.
After the trip to Gregory it was time back to Katherine and on south for a late afternoon dip in the Mataranka Thermal Pool which is part of the Elsey National Park.
The water was great and just what was needed before our trip back to Katherine and our hotel for the night.