Prayers and more prayers

To ensure a space at Mornington you must arrive by 11.00 am, radio in at the entrance and secure a spot – why? – Mornington is a 300 acre wild life reserve and the campsite is 88 km off the main road – a cool 2 hour drive inward. So we arrive at 2.15 pm, try to radio in unsuccessfully, but in true Roger style we venture forth anyway. Lots and lots of prayers later we arrive after 4 and calmly ask for a spot. Thank you Jesus. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”, quotes my husband.

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Mornington camp site by day and at sunset
Mornington camp site by day and at sunset

We spend the following day at Dimond gorge canoeing, watching birds and sitting on a magnificent plateau at Sir John’s gorge gazing at the sunset. The best time of day. A great end to another great day.

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People of Australia
We met this couple enjoying the peace and quiet that Sir John’s gorge is famous for. Well it was peaceful and quiet until the Trini etc. posse arrived.
“We’re from Melbourne. We’ve done the Europe trips, Spain, Turkey and Italy. But this is just amazing and right in our own backyard.”

Couple from Melbourne
Couple from Melbourne

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Sunset at Sir John's gorge
Sunset at Sir John’s gorge

PS: the reason we were late in arriving at Mornington involved a slight mishap common to adventures across the Gibb River road – you guessed it – a flat tyre. And oh we do things in such a grand way, as you can see for yourself. The funny thing is that as we pulled aside to review the damage, a truck pulls up. This, on a road where you see maybe one vehicle crossing every half hour or so. ” We can help you mate. Just 20k after the Mornington turn off. ” Over the range has been fixing types on the Gibb River road sine 1999 – anything suspicious?

Not just flat - destroyed
Not just flat – destroyed
You wonder whether this was a set up for happy go lucky Trinis
You wonder whether this was a set up for happy go lucky Trinis

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