Monday, February 15, 2010

Black Rock Falls.

Yesterday started with a fantastic breakfast and ended with an even better swim. This is the real reason you come up to this part of Australia, to have this in your back yard. We don't have a 4WD (yet!) so when fellow teachers asked us if we wanted to go for a swim at one of the local falls, we said yes! A 30 minute or so drive later, we parked and walked up the track...

And then around the bend to see this!

Walk in a bit more, as you can see the girls are really excited! I was quite proud of them, they were sitting in the back for the drive and Grace was looking out the window saying "This scenery up here is just stunning Mummy! Look at that tree!"

This was the 30 metre rock face that greeted us. We haven't had any rain in about 4 days so the waterfall was just a trickle but the water was so cool and refreshing. Swimming over to sit underneath it on a little natural ledge was great. And no, we didn't climb up to jump off like those crazy backpackers were doing. Sent shivers up my spin to watch them jump in.

Daz having a swim. Got him a beer just after I took this shot!

The girls after going for a swim were off exploring. They found a black frog. This part was a little gravel beach that the water eventually flowed down to and trickled away into a creek.

They built a mini dam too. Just had a great time, whinged when it was time to go.

And the perfect sunset on the way home. A great end to another great day.


  1. The place looks lovely. Just seems like a big long holiday. Michelle

  2. Wow Helen - amazing pics. What a great place for your kids to spend some of their childhood. Thanks for sharing and I've 'favourited' your blog. Jodes xxx

  3. Hello to you in Kununarra,just looking at the great photos across the border. You really are exploring up there,and getting to know alot of people. We have just got back from QLD after giving Darrell a good send off.Caught up with Justin and Cass they send their love as we do. HUGS KISSES FOR GRACE MILLY LOVE FROM NAN & POP at Rottnest xxxx