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Cockburn Ranges – Part 4

At El Questro we camped by the Pentacost River. It was a little oasis, and the first thing in the morning was the best time to capture this tranquil setting.

El Questro and Pentacost River

El Questro and Pentacost River

However tranquility was no more by mid-afternoon. As the temperature climbed past 30C, everyone was interested in a freshwater dip.

El Questro and Pentacost River

The tranquility of the morning was my picture of the day.

El Questro and Pentacost River

Cockburn Ranges – Part 3

The Cockburn Ranges are most accessible at the various cattle stations that line its route. We stayed at El Questro – a million acre former station, now tourist enterprise.

At Emma Gorge, we walked right into the range. The sandstone cliffs there were a very bright shade of ochre.

El Questro and Pentacost River

And there was also again some interesting geology. These are ripple marks from 450 million years ago – evidence of an ancient shore line.

El Questro and Pentacost River

The local flora was also very striking. This is the Kimberley Rose.

El Questro and Pentacost River

And the shadier and cooler it got, the more palms we saw.

El Questro and Pentacost River

It’s certainly a diverse landscape.