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The Bungles

One last thing before we leave the Kimberley

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Just one last thing before we left the Kimberley. A helicopter flight over the bungles! On the afternoon after Sue, M&R had returned from Purnululu we decided to take a drive rather than sit around in 42 degree heat. We backtracked to Warmun, about fifty kilometres north. We'd missed 'seeing' it on the way through as it was dark by the time we went through here the previous day. A nice little roadhouse there with two discoveries. A chopper tour base and a very large Brahman bull lazing around on the lawn. On enquiringly at the tour office we found there was one spot on the next mornings flight. I'd had this one on my bucket list so we booked it in. The next morning we were up and packed nice and early, driving back up to Warnum. I took off on the flight. Sue got to clean out the fridge - The road the day before had uncapped the Beetroot so it appeared like murder had occurred in the fridge! - Rory filled the water tanks and Megan said hello to the bull. Well actually she befriended it and help gather leaves that were out of reach to hand feed to it 😊

The flight? It was awesome of course. Not just the Bungles but the whole flight there over the ???? Range with the line of mountains that look like waves coming into shore, extending as far as the eye can see. The pilot, Nathan, was very informative with the usual mind boggling '850 million years this happened' and '3,500 million years that happened' and 'the Bungles only have about another 20 million years before they will erode away' !! One thing for sure Nathan's love of this flight was very evident and that added to how enjoyable it was. Back on the ground and it was time to tear Megan away from her new friend and head to Halls Creek and the Tanimi.

Posted by slamrs 22:43

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