Marie, Geoff and Glenn came to meet us at the Big River Ranch, then we drove together to the Skywalk. It really is a great idea as a way of showcasing the gorge. We wandered around, had a picnic at one of the tables near the cafe and took lots of photos. There were other people there, but it wasn’t crowded. We could enjoy any vantage point we chose.

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As Nature’s Window is on the same loop we went there afterwards. By then we were feeling the effects of the intense sunshine. We had afternoon tea before Stephen, Geoff and I went off on the walk. It was easy downhill at first and just a bit of clambering over rocks at the end. Nature’s Window is a lot smaller than the arch at Sandstone (London Bridge), but it was interesting to get close to the rock formations. After climbing back we felt pretty tired and went home, feeling we had had a great outing.

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Stephen and I did some hand washing when we got home. Stephen is using the showers at Big River Ranch, but I am still using our own little bathroom. It feels safer. I cooked a simple one pan dinner of mince, vegetables and pasta and we added a bit of salad. We’ve had the same meal with leftovers for lunch and have one meal left for another night.

This morning we had cups of tea and a slice of toast before going for a walk down to the river. It was difficult to find a way down to the river bank with sandy paths and tracks very muddy. When we arrived it was nothing very much, but at least we tried and saw some everlastings on the way.

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We had breakfast and sat around for a couple of hours, then went into town to empty the toilet cassette, fill up with water, and do a little shopping at the local IGA.

I ran into a former colleague in the shop and couldn’t remember her name at the time, but it came to me later. She looks well and says she is still working because she enjoys it. Interesting. She and her husband are still together, which seemed doubtful at one stage when they lost their only child. I was pleased to see them looking happy together.

We’ve spent the afternoon lazing and will meet up with Marie and the others for a takeaway meal later. We find Kalbari quite relaxing – despite being touristy it still feels somewhat underdeveloped and it doesn’t feel especially busy here.

I woke up just after sunrise this morning and stepped out to take some photos.

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