I was sitting savouring my exquisite long black coffee with cinnamon and apple muffin.
As often happens the conversation started with the words ‘ Nice bike’. This one finished with direction to a local camping spot beside the Gregory River.
An oasis in the harsh dry country
Spring fed flowing crystal clear water.
Water so clear you can see the little fish in the water
A place so quiet and peaceful
The little finches, honey eaters and willie wag tails would fly down and pose nonchalantly for the camera
Water is life
This water in the Gregory River that fell in monsoons thousands of years ago, on mountains thousands of kilometres away percolates underground coming forth as a spring to bring life to the desert.
9 thoughts on “The Gregory River, water from the ground in the harsh outback of North West Queensland”
What a gorgeous spot. Wish I could teleport as snap lockdown 6 happens. You couldn’t have picked a better time to do this trip.
Yes Sue, I have lucked it this year for sure.
You said it. Water is life and that is why there are so many birds there. Simply gorgeous pictures. Makes me wish I was out there too.
Well it’s Margerat, it was certainly worth the trip from my point of view it was just beautiful.
So many birds… and beautiful clear water! Enjoy – how lucky are we to be free to do what we love when the rest of the country is in lockdown!
I was wondering where you were! Looks lovely although I was worried about that camp-site; it looked like it was near croc infested waters! Our travel plans have been brought to a grinding halt by the lockdown so won’t see you in the NT unfortunately. Safe travels to the next destination! Cheers Pauline xx
Hi Pauline, no worry of crocs. No salties this far from.the sea. Maybe an occasional freshie. Too bad about tour travel plans. I’m.now in WA and trying to catch up on the blog.
PA, your water/terra coefficient is admirable. In California, land of of drought and fire, I have much to learn. Good on you mate!
Thanks yes got to keep them in balance