23rd June, 2015 – Gill’s birthday.
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.
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!
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.
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.
To see more photos from Gills Moon Lagoon CLICK HERE.