The Bungle Bungle ranges are spectacular, famous for the striped sandstone domes. These stripes are caused by layers of sandstone; one with more clay content (darker layers) which support cyanobacteria (blue-grey algae) growing on the surface, creating a protective outer layer that prevents erosion and the second lighter-coloured layer containing less clay content, that does not support cyanobacteria, hence is exposed to "rusting", creating the beautiful orange colour.
First stop for us to see the Bungle Bungles was the Domes and the Cathedral Gorge walks.
|Start of the Cathedral Gorge walk|
|Our first sight of the Bungle Bungles|
|Walking into Cathedral Gorge|
|Inside Cathedral Gorge.... that's mumma lucky duck in the bottom right corner|
|Water monitor in the gorge|
Second stop was the heli-pad..... All five lucky ducks then got in a door-less helicopter and took a flight over the Bungle Bungle Ranges, Picaninny Creek, Y gorge, twin gorges... It was really exciting.
|Getting ready to leave....|
|flying over the Bungles|
|aerial shot of the 'Y' Gorge|
|.... so beautiful|
|having a laugh|
|chatting to the pilot|
|aerial of Piccanninny Gorge|
|on our way back to base..|
After all the excitement, we headed back to settle into our camping spot at Walardi Campground....
|His first driving lesson...|
|Dry river bed we camped beside|
|hungry and exhausted lucky ducks.|
|playing ball with the school children|
|Off to play with the neighbours|
|Boys receiving blessing to swim in the river|
|Mumma lucky ducks blessing|
|The ladies fishing for lunch|
|the lucky ducks learning a few fishing tricks|
|one of the catch|
|swimming in the river|
|the gang in the river|
|the gorgeous Narni|