Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bitter springs, Mataranka.

Wow, if I could have any sort of swimming pool in my backyard, Bitter Springs would be the one!

Imagine, warm 34 degrees in the water, surrounded by lush pandanus palms and tea tree. Sparkling clear waters and a gentle flowing current. This place was magic!

We entered the main pool then drifted down stream for about 150 metres, climbed out, walked down the rainforest track, to do the whole thing again.




Master B is still declaring Bitter Springs as his number one swimming spot so far!

Big Boy took this photo of Mr M blowing underwater bubbles, yes with his mouth people!

We also ventured into the Homestead thermal pool and checked out the tortioses swimming in the river by torchlight. The children swore they saw a crocs eyes in the night river!

We also checked out the replica Homestead made for the filming of "We of the Never Never" the story of Jeanne Gunn raising her family in the Never Never bushland.

The Moerks

13 comments:

  1. Completely amazing. What I wouldn't give to have a swim in 34 degree water at this time of the year!!

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  2. I am loving all the names of all these places you are visting.....the kids look like they are having some wonderful memorable moments....

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  3. I have just caught up on your adventures and you all look like you are having an amazing time! The places you are visiting and the memories you are creating, it is awesome! The pool looks fabulous and I wish I was there too! xx

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  4. It gets better all the time. Thanks for taking the time out to share your expreiences with us. We rang M&E and they sound tired but happy. Hear from you again when you reach an appropriate spot. Keep smiling and give each other a hug from us, Nan & Pa

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  5. So glad you're getting some warmth finally. And We of the Never Never...that was one of my favourite books as a kid, and one of the books that survived the moving to a much smaller house purge! Lovely to hear you're having so much fun xx

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  6. 34 degrees at present sounds lovely! It is still quite cool here and that swimming hole sounds like the place I would rather be right about now! Keep sharing those happy memories with us, it is great and those bubble shots we obviously a lot of fun. :-)

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  7. Great camera shots Big Boy! I'm booking in for lessons! Looks like you are having a ball on the trip. Wow, great swimming hole. Could you just convince Mr M to fan you with a palm leaf while you lie back and drink champagne? Then it would truly be perfection!

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  8. kitchen stool friend(KSF)July 24, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    That water sounds like heaven! The nearest thing here is our spa - -not quite the same. I love the shadow family shot! Feeling like we would all love to join you but still have daughter in wheelchair now awaiting MRI!!! Very much enjoying your blog. Look forward to your next adventure.

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  9. Message for Kitchen Stool family.
    Oh no, not still with a dicky hip. Poor Miss E. Are they going to remove the pin before the MRI we don't want her sticking to the roof of the chamber! Friends met up with Mr Kitchen Stools cousins whose mother lives over the road from mine on their trip Had a lovely time with them.
    Love the new house saw the photos and drooled. You will probably have to let me do a blog post at some stage cause it is gorgeous. I hope Miss E is being a good patient. Somehow I think it will be a challenge. Wish I was there for a cuppa. hopefully it will be all sorted and you can meet us in Broome or Perth!!

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  10. 40B and Miss Holzer have been looking at your blog in ICT. We have enjoyed looking at the amazing photos! Looks like you are having a great time.

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  11. Great to see you have finally found sunshine and the thermal pools. Missing you all terribly and wish we had of turned around and followed you back up the highway. Have shown everyone at work the Glen Helen photos to prove that you are still alive and travelling. Enjoy the next stage of the adventure!

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  12. the clear water never ceases to amaze me when I see it, I use to live up north qld and the fresh water holes are just so beautiful, lucky you! enjoy your travels

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