Elokin and Hendrix picking their own cherry tomatoes

Day 435: Keep River – Keep River National Park, NT

Monday, 11 August 2014                                                                                         188.9kms

We managed to catch the tide coming in, but it wasn’t a wave like we expected. It just ran in quickly.

We left camp around 9am, and passed two road trains moving slowly on the dirt. We grabbed diesel at the Ord River Co-Op which is the cheapest diesel in Kununurra. We headed back out the other side of town to Packsaddle Road, to the Zebra Rock Gallery. We got to look through the gallery, see a man working in the workshop and Elokin and Hendrix got to feed the fish off the jetty in the Upper Ord. They were catfish and black bream, and one of the dogs loved to stand in the water watching the fish swim and then chase them around. Elokin and Hendrix found it rather amusing. We bought ourselves a bag of unfinished zebra rocks for $25 before heading a bit further up Packsaddle Rd to Oria Orchard where Elokin and Hendrix enjoyed picking their own cherry tomatoes. They picked 500g and they were so delicious, they didn’t make it to town. We got replacement ribs at Coles which we thoroughly enjoyed for dinner tonight with chips.

At 4.30pm we officially crossed the NT border, which then meant we lost 1.5hrs so it became 6pm rather quickly! We raced the sun to Keep River National Park arriving at the first campground to find it full as the sky turned to red. We then continued to Jarnem campground and arrived just as it was getting dark to take the last camp spot.

 

Welcome to the Northern Territory
Welcome to the Northern Territory

Until next time…. Happy and Safe Travels.

2 thoughts on “Day 435: Keep River – Keep River National Park, NT”

  1. Hey guys, love seeing where you guys are and what your up to. Your website is awesome. The kids love seeing pics of Elokin and Hendrix. Can’t believe how much they’ve changed. So jealous, brings back great memories for Scott & I : (
    Happy camping guys , we miss you all, the kids keep asking when your coming back…… I say…. Um, not for a longggggg while.
    Simone, Scott, Ryan & Talia xo

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