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.