The Gregory River, water from the ground in the harsh outback of North West Queensland

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

    1. Well it’s Margerat, it was certainly worth the trip from my point of view it was just beautiful.

  1. – We are passionate about sailing, having fun and enjoying life. Wade is our skipper, Chris is the photographer and writer. We live aboard our catamaran Anui, and share our cruising experiences through our photos, articles and journals. says:

    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!

  2. 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

    1. Hi Pauline, no worry of crocs. No salties this far from.the sea. Maybe an occasional freshie. Too bad about tour travel plans. I’ in WA and trying to catch up on the blog.

  3. Sisyphus and Associates – As of 6/2023 I will have taken 69 revolutions around the sun or 25,202 rotations on the big blue marble. Time to share a slice of all the physics, biology, and stewardship I’m guilty of...
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    PA, your water/terra coefficient is admirable. In California, land of of drought and fire, I have much to learn. Good on you mate!

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