30th May 2015
We finally left Alice Springs with Val and Chris with the intention of getting close to the start of the Garry Junction Road. We headed towards the West MacDonnell Ranges all on good sealed roads.
We wanted to check out the Finke River two mile camping area to stay there for a while until the others would catch up with us. A track takes off to the right a short drive from Glen Helen. We drove in and promptly got bogged. So both vehicles needed to be pulled out. Val thought we could have done it ourselves, but I was glad that a Nissan Patrol came along and offered to give us a hand. It took quite an effort to get Val and Chris’s vehicles onto solid ground. Fortunately ours only needed to be pulled back a little way.
Our alternative camp site was at Red Bank Gorge Campground, a little bit further on. This also was a great spot, high on a hill, looking across mountain ranges. After setting up camp it soon was happy hour and we enjoyed a glass of wine enjoying the view, waiting for sunset.
This photo was taken after sunset, from the door of our caravan.