Posted on July 19, 2013
The mini hike into Emma Gorge was as fun as it was rewarding! After our morning seeping in the luscious waters of Zebedee Springs (read about it here) we decided it was time to limber up and get active. Yes, there is a “path” of sorts and the way is marked, but this walk is not exactly your typical Sunday stroll. Imagine clambering over slippery rocks and tip-toeing across creeks, all the while trying to remember to look up ever so often to enjoy the greenery and incredible rock faces that surround you. The gorge ends with an icy (and I mean icy) natural pool where you can have a well-earned swim and wash away the sweat and red dust. I must admit, it was so so very cold and I didn’t last long. But I contented myself to laze on the nearby rocks that had been warmed by the sun, listening to a group of children splashing around, seemingly immune to the chilly water.
Posted on July 5, 2013
Saturday morning was spent idling and floating in the nourishing waters of Zebedee Springs. Located within the vast El Questro wilderness park, Zebedee Springs is a naturally-occurring thermal spring. It gets its name from a character from the Magic Roundabout (Who? Nah, I don’t remember it either…) and is said to always remain a comfortable 28-32°C (82-90°F), perfect for soaking and lounging in.
As we wandered through the towering Livistona palm trees (and past a stray bull – watch out!), we found ourselves in the natural paradise. We left our clothes, towels and cares on the nearby rocks and steeped ourselves into the soothingly warm spring water. Somehow, the time just flew by. Two hours later and with great reluctance, we eventually had to tear ourselves away – our minds and bodies cleansed by the calming waters.
Posted on July 3, 2013
Venturing far east of Broome into the other side of the Kimberley region that borders the Northern Territory you find yourself in a completely different landscape characterised by majestic gorges, creeks, natural springs and sprawling plains, dotted with rows upon rows of wizened eucalypts. It is truly a breathtaking place. With Sarah up in Kununurra this week I was keen to take the opportunity to visit her and experience this stunning part of Western Australia for myself. We spent four magical days touring around, weaving through the ranges in our four wheel drive, flying in a helicopter, swimming in waterholes, walking trails, and enjoying the simple life, waking and sleeping with the birds. My head is still abuzz just remembering the amazing time we had!
Text by Jinn
Photos by Jinn & Sa