Second day in Litchfield National Park. Last night was quiet. I did set up only the inside of my tent as it was really hot. I could not even close the tent and let the “door” wide open. During the night, few rain drops worried me a bit but finally it stayed like this. No big rain. Very quietly this morning I packed all my stuff and left the campsite when everyone else was still asleep. The ranger did not came yesterday night so well, this night was free :-)
Elevation part 01
Elevation part 02 (My GPS did not have anymore battery and everytime I charge it, the bloody software creates a new files…).
I’ve just joined the main road again from Burley Rockhole and I’m turning right to continue my way.
The first bit of the road.
The sun is catching me up.
Tolmer Falls, let’s have a look.
I’ve let my bike on the car park and I’m now walking to the lookout.
5 minutes later.
Good morning :-)
On my way back I’ve noticed that strange web made by a spider obviously. Looks like an upside down funnel. I’m wondering why… A special way to catch specific insects.
There is lots of pink trees like this around.
With those pink flowers.
Wangi Falls! One the most famous spot of that national park. I will stop here for few hours I think.
There is no one for the moment. I’m gonna do a walk around the area and then have a swim :-)
The local cafe.
Swimming, that way —>
I will certainly stay around here for lunch. There is tables and shade. Perfect.
Wangi Falls! I should have came 10 minutes earlier to avoid the sun.
That’s a big pool.
1.7km, easy. This walk does a big loop from here to the top of the falls and then comes back on the other side.
Why don’t bats perch?
Bats have evolved for flight. Hands have become wings and to reduce weight for flying , legs and feet have become mere hooks.
From here, you may see more flying foxes hanging out. As you can imagine, hanging make giving birth a bit tricky. A pup’s head pops out first. But once its shoulders are pushed out clear, it literally rockets out, so mum has to catch it in her cupped wings before it falls.
Let’s have a look to the tree top platform first.
I wish I had a house like this :-)
That’s good here and not too hot.
Walking onto the summit of the falls.
The bridge that crosses the river. A sign says “Stay on the track, please”. As soon as I left the bridge I’ve seen 4 guys who were behind me on the track. First thing they did when they came here is jumping i