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New Territory

Our last big WA adventure was a trip to the Bungle Bungles, thankfully it also marked the last of the corrugated roads. The ranges were mind blowing and worth the trek - With the range itself covering 45,000 hectares and some reaching 570m in height we decided to take in a birdseye view, maverick style! 
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Back safely on terra firma we ventured into Cathedral and Echidna Gorges, both breathtaking and unique. We could see why many refer to this area as the highlight of their travels.
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Returning to Kununurra, our traveling friends the Schwartzbord's invited us to stay a few nights with them; after the GRR and Bungles, we gladly accepted and enjoyed hanging out... 
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...even the rig got a little TLC. The boys were a great help. 
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WA has been such an amazing part of our coasting around and having spent three months here we cross into NT with mixed feelings... Still, the thought of catching up with old friends Gerry and Claire across the border kept our heads high. On the way to Humpty Doo we refueled in Victoria River - the petrol was expensive, the humor was on the house! Check out their sign. 
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As coach of the local Rugby Union team, the Humpty Doo Swamp Dogs, Gerry was in game mode as we arrived just in time for kick-off. 
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Great to see rugby still pumps through your veins Gez. We stole a cuddle from their new little daughter Bridgette, the team mascot who wears the team colours with pride. 
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Our week in Darwin kicked off in style with the Beer Can Regatta, along side the famous Mindil markets. 
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Our local tour guides took us to Litchfield NP to see Wangi falls...
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... Such a great day. Gorgeous little Matilda, their eldest daughter, wasn't the only one exhausted.
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Not sure who talked who into playing rugby the following week but both Gerry and Brad hit the paddock for the Swamp Dogs... Wish we could report no injuries - perhaps getting too old for this??? 
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Thanks for a wonderful week Gez and Claire, you made us feel so welcome. Amongst our fondest memories were the many chats we shared. Miss you guys already... 
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Time to hit the road towards Katherine and Mataranka.

Posted by Jenandbrad 04:31 Archived in Australia Tagged wa nt

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Looks like you two are having a ball. You definately are getting the better part of winter by the look of it compared to us. Have fun and stay safe.

by Sue

What are you doing playing rugby Brad???? What a naughty boy!!! And Gerry ???? you guys should know better!!!???? :)
Looks like you had a ball, next time, be more careful!!
Love to Claire & Gerry & gorgeous Matilda & Bridgette (what beautiful little girls)xx

by Kim Baker

Yes, I know mum, we should know better! Still, it was worth it :)

Thanks Sue, in no rush to get back just yet! Hope you and all the Mugridge gang are well.

by Jenandbrad

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