We take a day to explore the rugged beauty of the East MacDonnell ranges. This is Emily Gap, Jessie Gap and some rock paintings.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
We were expecting it to be stinking hot around Alice Springs as we tried to do the walks, but were pleasantly surprised with temps just in the mid to high 20's this week!! We walked around Corroboree Rock and Lucy found so many different coloured flowers in this short walk (luckily she carried a little bag to put them all in!!)
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Simply stunning!! God's creation in all its glory!! We thought the 'marbles' were SPECTACULAR! We camped out here the night, so were able to see the gorgeous colours when the late afternoon sun and early morning sun hit the rocks. The sunset and sunrise were pretty special too.
After Canteen Creek, we come back to Tennant Creek for a week. Chris spends the week doing jobs on Richard and Sue's (AIM) house in town. Each day we go out to Lake Mary Ann for a swim. We'd swim out to the pontoon in the background and have a great time jumping, backflipping and bombing off it!! Such a great lake for an otherwise hot, dry NT town.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We stay one night in Tennant Creek before driving out to a small Aboriginal community at Canteen Creek. It's a 3 1/2 hour drive from Tennant Creek. We are painting the house of Sue and Richard Davies who work with Australian Indigenous Ministries (AIM). It was interesting for us to stay in a community and see the great work that AIM do out here building relationships and telling them about Jesus.
The girls were invited along to a waterslide after school with the local kids. They had a great time. As we walked down to the school with the kids, they were pointing out bush tucker to us and goanna trails etc. It was amazing!! They were quite confused though when they saw our girls putting sunscreen on and asked what they were doing!! Oh to have gorgeous dark skin!!
Working in the heat out at HCJB. They were long, hot days out here at 40 degrees plus humidity. We loved staying out here for the week too. Unfortunately it's time to say goodbye to Kununurra again. We all love it here, it really is a second home to us with some very special friends. We'll be back some day........ farewell Kununurrra.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
From this...(no room)...to this.(room). Even though we've had so much fun here in Kununurra doesn't mean that Chris hasn't been working hard!! He did a fantastic job and the creche looks great! The job is finished now and we have moved out to HCJB ( a Christian broadcasting place) where Chris will do some more work for another week.
It's mango picking time!!!! We borrow a mango picker and fill a box full of delicious KP mangoes. We saw these in Coles for $5 each, so figured we've just picked a few hundred dollars worth of mangoes for free!! They will take a few weeks to ripen and we plan to cut them up and freeze them. At the end of our picking, we were rewarded with a swim and beautiful sunset!!
Monday, October 3, 2011
We visit one of our favourite places from last year- Kununurra!! We spent 10 weeks here last year and made some lovely friends