The official marker of the Red Centre Way
This is the grave site of John Flynn and his wife who initiated what is now the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The two Jabirus at Simpsons Gap
The red path leading through the grasses to the cliffs of Simpsons Gap.
Not a difficult instruction to follow at this point. Note the lovely white sands while the towering cliffs and range is all red. Simpsons Gap
A very pretty chasm where two caterpillars meet. There is a sense of tranquility around the waterhole. Simpsons Gap
Steve at Ellery Big Hole
Denise at Ellery Big Hole. For perspective do you see the person standing on the spit of sand that juts into the pool?
The four intrepid travellers at Ellery Big Hole
At Ellery Big Hole.
The beautiful red craggy cliffs at Ellery Big Hole.
Exploring down to the water’s edge at Ellery Big Hole.
Flowers that look like chillies.
There are many plants flowering at the moment. This is just one.
Taken from the lookout at Serpentine Gorge.
Overlooking Serpentine Gorge.
Ken, on the cliff edge at the lookout over Serpentine Gorge.
Looking away from the ranges, at Serpentine Gorge Lookout.
The beautiful colours of the ochre could be seen as we walked towards the pits.
This photograph shows the colours of the ochre – even more beautiful in real life. Ochre Pits
The Jabirus in consultation at the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Ormiston Gorge opening up before me.
Overlooking the pool at Ormiston Gorge. Once more beautiful white sands in the river bed, while the cliffs at dark red.
Looking down into Ormiston Gorge.
Wendy beside the pool at Ormiston Gorge, nearly overshadowed by the cliff we are climbing.
Taking a break. At Finke River
Wading bird in the Finke River.
Finke River – the oldest river in the world.
Getting organised for the evening. On the Finke Riverbed
We’ll have this cheeky little number at sundown. Finke River
Afternoon shadows on our campsite in the riverbed of the Finke River.
Sunset and a fire – on the Finke River riverbed campsite.
The beautiful Glen Helen Gorge.
Glen Helen Gorge.
Ken on the walk into Redbank Gorge
Gosses Bluff Crater – with thanks to wiki commons
Gosse Bluff crater from Tylers Pass.
Posing at Tylers Pass with Gosses Bluff in the background. Denise, Wendy, Ken.
A few corrugations on the way into Gosses Bluff crater. It got worse!
The aboriginal creation story relating to Tnorala (Gosses Bluff crater)
Inside the crater. It’s its own little microcosm and very beautiful.
The famous ‘Lift Um Foot’ bend. It was very good advice as the road deteriorated rapidly after this.
The following photos are from our walk around the rim at Watarrka – Kings Canyon.
Watarrka – a beautiful canyon.
To get up to the top was a challenge.
The steps to start the rim walk sorted out the serious from the idly curious.
Happy birthday Wendy – at Curtin Springs.
Mt Conner in the background.
A salt lake – on the other side of the road from Mt Conner.
The end of the Red Centre Way