Day 17: Oyala NP to Wenlock River

23rd June, 2015 – Gill’s birthday.

Lots of fun gifts for a special lady.

Lots of fun gifts for a special lady.

After a lovely breakfast and watching Gill open her pressies we decided to move on, despite being booked here for another night. Ric and Gill have some fabulous aboriginal art painted by the Lockhart River Gang and that’s our next destination, except it’s a fair drive there from here, so we’ll stop at the Wenlock River free camp just short of Iron Range NP.

THIS is the world-famous Archer Burger. Yes Ric, Steve will eat it all himself!

THIS is the world-famous Archer Burger. Yes Ric, Steve will eat it all himself!

However, on the way is the Archer River Roadhouse, renown for its Archer Burgers, a burger with ‘the lot’. Steve had one and voted it to be excellent!

Nearly set up - at what will become Gills Moon Lagoon.

Nearly set up – at what will become Gills Moon Lagoon.

We turned off the PDR onto Portland Roads Road which had a few rough patches and dips, but nothing to worry about. The camp on the Wenlock river was down a very steep bank, but on the other side of the road was a lagoon which was beautiful with water lilies and lovely shade trees and birds. We set up camp here.

This is THE Gill after whom the famous lagoon was named.

This is THE Gill after whom the famous lagoon was named.

And then the fun really began. During the process of an outdoor shower we unexpectedly got to see a bit more of Gill than she anticipated, and because it’s her birthday and this lagoon appears to be unnamed we’ve christened it Gill’s Moon Lagoon. The music and dancing got started early; a yummy dinner of Atlantic salmon, corn on the cob and coleslaw, a great campfire, a vino or two or three and lots more singing and dancing by firelight and under a million stars on a perfect night made it a camp, and birthday, not to be forgotten.
Gill voted it one of her best birthdays.

Enjoying Gills Moon Lagoon - what a special place, for many reasons.

Enjoying Gills Moon Lagoon – what a special place, for many reasons.

To see more photos from Gills Moon Lagoon CLICK HERE.

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