Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Henrietta Creek Camp Ground

We left the coast and headed inland on The Palmerston Highway. The weather changed quickly and dramatically on top of The Great Dividing Range where we camped at Henrietta Creek in The Wooroonooran National Park. This is The Wet Tropics and believe me it is wet! There wasn't any rain as such but the atmosphere was laden with very heavy mist that wet anything exposed for a short time. We arranged our camp and then set off on the Waterfall Walk, a distance of about 4.5 km. It took us about 2.5 hours to complete the circuit.

Jude walking along the trail that is completely covered by the tree canopy. Along with all the things women carry, Jude had a bottle of salt in her pocket to remove any wayward leeches she encountered.

The usual find in a rain forest, trees with a Buttress Root system.

Another example of the complex Buttress Root system.

The first falls we encountered was the Silver Falls, Jude is already at The Falls base.

The Silver Falls from the base pool.

Further along the circuit we came to the main falls of the walk, The Nandroya Falls.

Further along the circuit there are several other minor falls, such as this one and several areas of cataracts.

The last of the falls along the circuit. It was a very interesting and fairly challenging walk including a couple of creek crossings.

Our camp site in the National Park with another camper leaving after a three day stay-over. I think Jude got me to go too high on the levelling ramps, the van is on a distinct lean and the water would not drain from the shower!

The Rain Forest view from our caravan door. We did not see any sun the entire stay but still managed 1.4 amps of charge from the solar panels.

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