Mambray Creek - SA

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Mambray Creek - SA

Postby eggs » Thu 20 Nov, 2008 1:01 pm

I did a recent "training" walk in the Southern Flinders Ranges here in South Australia and I thought I would post a few pictures.

The Flinders Ranges start out with a mild climate in the South and extend up into the desert regions in the North.
This walk was along the ridge top above the Alligator/Mambray Creek area - returning through 2 gorges as a loop walk.
This ridge (called the Battery) is next to Spencers Gulf with Eyre Peninsula easily seen across the sea.
We took 2 days to do the 38 km.
[There are no alligators in SA - so I think it was named due to its shape]

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Monitor lizard and his lady friend


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View across the pound of Alligator Creek


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The actual air was glowing during this late afternoon view across to the gulf
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Re: Mambray Creek - SA

Postby eggs » Thu 20 Nov, 2008 1:03 pm

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A fiery sunset (no post processing on this one)


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Down in Aliigator Gorge


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The Narrows in Alligator Gorge
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Postby eggs » Thu 20 Nov, 2008 1:07 pm

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Alligator Creek as it cuts through to Mambray Creek


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Rock fall in Hidden Gorge


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Rock Wall in Hidden Gorge
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Re: Mambray Creek - SA

Postby the_camera_poser » Fri 21 Nov, 2008 7:14 am

Gorgeous- I really miss goannas!
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Postby wello » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 5:47 pm

Good shots Eggs. Was there myself earlier this year, and had an interesting experience as a 1m long snake dropped into a pool of water just in front of us in the Narrows. He slithered off away from us, but if he'd decided to go the other way, we'd have had no-where to go!

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Re: Mambray Creek - SA

Postby eggs » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 6:29 pm

Wello,

We were expecting to see snakes as it was warm enough for them, but were glad to have come up empty.
There were 3 different occasions when we were right up close with the monitor lizards and they had left lots of tracks. We also saw emus and lots of kangaroos.
But no snakes.

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Re: Mambray Creek - SA

Postby Tony » Mon 24 Nov, 2008 7:25 am

Hi Eggs,

Beautiful country, great pictures. Makes me homesick.

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Re: Mambray Creek - SA

Postby tasadam » Tue 02 Dec, 2008 7:43 am

Great coloured rocks in this country eh! Nice.
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