King’s Creek, King’s Canyon, a salt lake and dinner on an open fire

The previous post can be found here: https://whereisgrandma.com/2014/02/21/yulara-uluru-ayers-rock/

Feb 15

I slept like a baby and didn’t wake until after 6:30 am. I’m a new woman. We took our time getting ready to go ‘so I took a leisurely shower and managed to get my feet clean. That ended up being a waste of time as our first stop was climbing up a sand dune (red sand of course) and onto a salt lake (mud). To take more silly photos. Yup, I was filthy from the knees down.

Dingo said we had to stop and get campfire wood so I assumed a roadside stand selling boxes or bundles of wood. Silly me. No, it means stop the bus on the side of the road and everyone find deadwood. He was very specific about what he wanted too. I took video as it was pretty funny.

Our destination was King’s Creek. After unpacking some went for a swim and some of us helped with dinner prep. My job was to make dough for bread which was just self rising flour and water. Weird. I’ve never made break like that. A few of us walked to the shop to get online. It was painfully slow so we got the basics done and went to watch the sunset. Andy, Chris and Dingo being the exhibitionists they are insisted it was best viewed naked. So, many of the sunset photos include bare butts. Silly boys.

Dinner was cooked over the fire and what a dinner! We had chili, rice, potatoes, yams, onions & carrots as well as a kangaroo tail and damper bread laced with Dingo’s secret ingredient….chocolate.

Cooking dinner on the fire

Cooking dinner on the fire

Gathering fire wood

Gathering fire wood

Running away from the dingo on the salt flat

Running away from the dingo on the salt flat

The crew who gathered firewood

The crew who gathered firewood

Just a few steps....

Just a few steps….

Just a little bridge

Just a little bridge

I don't want to get too close!

I don’t want to get too close!

There goes Mollie!

There goes Mollie!

Nice guy Chris

Nice guy Chris

Inside King's Canyon

Inside King’s Canyon

The garden of Eden

The garden of Eden

Are there pigmy koalas in that ghost gum tree?

Are there pigmy koalas in that ghost gum tree?

I dunno...think we can fix that tire?

I dunno…think we can fix that tire?

Hkiing in King's Canyon

Hkiing in King’s Canyon

Ummm I thought that was supposed to say Welcome to Alice Springs?

Ummm I thought that was supposed to say Welcome to Alice Springs?

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