As you can see we have come a long way and we are already in W.A. Right now we are in the Bungle Bungles, also known as Purnululu.
On our first day we did a walk that leads to Echidna Chasm, but sadly there were no Echidnas. It was great. There were high walls where you could make fantastic echoes.
The next day we did a 3km walk around the Domes and to Cathedral Gorge, but it wasn’t a church, it was a lovely pond-like pool of water with great, high walls and recalcitrant TEENAGE GERMANS who kept on throwing stones into the pool.
That afternoon we took a helicopter ride. Our friendly pilot was called Bryn. Our helicopter was blue with no doors in the back and the rotor was so fast that you couldn’t even see it. When we took off, it felt like we were being lifted up by a massive dinosaur. Sometimes when we wanted to see things, Bryn turned the helicopter on an angle so we were diagonal and could look down better.
We had headsets that you could speak into by pressing a button or pedal. I had to press a pedal because I was in the front seat with the pilot. The Bungles Bungles just looked like a whole bunch of squiggly rocks with amazing gorges in between. It was lovely.
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How wonderful seeing the Bungle Bungles both on the ground and in the air – the helicopter ride sounds very exciting! We would have loved to see Cathedral Gorge – we have friends who sang in there and the sound was fantastic. Maybe you sang too!! Great photos! Thanks Ele.
I’ve always dreamed of riding on a helicopter….. unfortunately, no helicopters in Africa. So you have to press a button or a pedal! it must have been loud!
Hope your having fun!
This just gets better & better. What an incredible experience for all of you. The photos are great & I look forward to seeing all the ones that didn’t make the cut. I did like the Top Gun reference but have never been in a helicopter without rear doors so it would have been fun. Enjoy.
Awesome. Helicopters are awesome.
Yeh, especially when you’re sitting in the front seat
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What a fabulous report BloggiE – I can really picture the scene as you have described it so well. Fabulous vocab too – I wonder whether my Year 4 girls will know what recalcitrant means when I show them this tomorrow?!
Fantastic blog Ellie! That helicopter ride looked like so much fun. There was a possum at school today eating a jam sandwich 🙂
Toby says: I liked you riding in the helicopter with the pedal, I liked William counting down to blast off!