Our little friend, the red-necked wallaby, came
to visit us this morning while Dan was trying to cook brekkie (breakfast).
Photo of the little guy
Plan for today - to walk up the Pinnacles, which
Cathy had told us about the night before.
The Pinnacles was brilliant - definitely worth
the clamber up the rockface to the top. We sat on one of the rocks
overhanging the valley and had lunch looking over Halls Gap and
the lake below.
Then we headed up to the northern part of the
Grampians and our first dirt road (near olive groves). From here,
the car starts to get that proper travellers grimey look. We saw
some Aboriginal art which was amazing.
Gariwerd as the Aboriginals call the Grampians is of great significance
to them. Gulgurn Manja (pronounced Gulkan Munya), is the art site
that we visited. The words translate as 'Hands of young people',
and this is what we saw there. There are handprints of children
on the wall which were painted with a mixture of ground ochre and
egg yolk or water. In addition to the childrens' handprints, there
are emu prints (the three pronged images) painted onto the walls.
out from the Aboriginal art site
We then drove to Horsham (the town where Dan
is from in the UK). What a hole (the Aussie version). Here are the
stunninng piccies of the town...
We then headed back to our campsite. By the
time we returned (about 6.30pm) there wasn't enough space to swing
a wallaby. It was Easter weekend! We made more curry and chipatis
for dinner while our Aussie compatriates knocked up a damper. I'll
get a recipe for this very Australian dish.
Marshmellows for desert!