Quorn – Warren Gorge – Willochra Creek

We went to Kerrie’s to pick up the kids and set off for Warren Gorge for a picnic lunch and explore.  The country is so dry – I see sheep trying to graze, but am stumped as to what they are eating. The gorge is really spectacular and after our picnic we set off to explore and take heaps of photos.  Kangaroos are feeding near our cars and the sheep are grazing around too.  The light playing on the rock formations, and the magnificent gums make for great shots and we have heaps of fun taking shots of the kids.  The rocks look like books stacked side by side and I wonder how they stay so precariously edged without falling down.

After exploring the gorge we head for Willochra Creek, and on the way visit Hugh Proby’s Grave – Hugh, a noble Scottish man, drowned while trying to save a mob of cattle in a violent thunderstorm in 1852 – aged 24 years. There is another grave at the site – that of a local woman – no details are available about her death.

When we get to Willochra Creek, I’m fascinated by the creek bed rock formation – the mud has formed the bed into the most amazing patterns and there are salt crystals in some of the wells.  The kids love the freedom of running through the water and getting muddy feet – except for Thomas who hates dirt.  I was sorry to have to leave the creek and head back to Quorn after such a wonderful day.

Aaron & Bree took the kids back to Port Augusta and then we headed to the Austral Hotel for a beautiful meal – Sandra joined us and we had a lovely relaxing evening.

Warrens Gorge

Warren Gorge

Warren Gorge

Warren Gorge

Warren Gorge
Warren Gorge

Warren Gorge Geology

Warren Gorge Geology

Sheep at Warren Gorge

Sheep at Warren Gorge

Bree and Paula

Bree and Paula

Ella Jean

Ella Jean

Tyra and Kerrie

Tyra and Kerrie

Family at Warren Gorge

Family at Warren Gorge

Willy, Tyra and Ray at Warren Gorge

Willy, Tyra and Ray at Warren Gorge

Ella and Thomas

Ella and Thomas
The Kids posing

The Kids posing

Bree and Aaron

Bree and Aaron

Hugh Proby's Grave Information

Hugh Proby’s Grave Information

Hugh Proby's Grave

Hugh Proby’s Grave

Willochra Road

Willochra Road

Ray, Tyra and Willy at Willochra

Ray, Tyra and Willy at Willochra

Willochra Fun

Willochra Fun

Salt at Willochra

Salt at Willochra

Kids at Willochra

Kids at Willochra

Family at Willochra

Family at Willochra

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