Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones

This morning we slept in a bit. With nowhere to go by car today we were not in a hurry to get up and at 'em. It was decided that the we would walk to the gorge from our camp. The 4x4 track continued on a bit further past us but being fit young things we thought we could manage the extra walk.
The vehicle track stopped quite early further up the gorge. It petered out into some grass and then the end of track sign was spotted.
The walking track continued along the banks of the mostly dry river and occasionally up the river bed itself.

Ruby Gap.

Ruby Gap.

There was more water around than expected but most of it was very green with mysterious stuff growing on its surface. After a couple of kilometers the track headed over a slight ridge and then descended into the Glen Annie Gorge. We were halted at at large waterhole.

Glen Annie Gorge.

Glen Annie Gorge.


Ringo and Bryce skirted the edge of it and continued a bit further up the valley. The gorge continued up for another couple of kilometers and the ended. We searched for Fox's grave but could not find it. Meanwhile the girls fossicked for "Rubies".

"Rubies"

"Rubies"

There was a mining rush here in the 1880's when an explorer thought he had found rubies. After a few years it was discovered that the stones were in fact garnets and the boom quickly collapsed.
After collecting the girls we retreated back down towards our camp. On the way we found a water hole that was deep enough and still flowing that we thought would be ok to swim in. Clothes and bodies were washed and after 5 minutes out of the water all were dry again.
The afternoon was spent reading whilst lying in our hammocks.
After dinner R&R showed us the great photos from their Walcott Inlet trip. Looks a great to spot to head to.