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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Pilbara Bushwalk: Day 4: Rest by a River

River, oh river, river running deep
Bring me something that will let me get to sleep
In the washing of the water will you take it all away
Bring me something to take this pain away

'Washing of the Water', Peter Gabriel

Aboriginal rock art near the George River
Aboriginal rock art near the banks of the George River

Rest days are important, especially when your body feels like it's been put on the rack. Besides, discovering a beautiful waterfall system and failing to make the most of it is a capital offence, so we lounged around all day, swimming, exploring and sunbaking.

Scott relaxing in the George River
Scott relaxing in the powerful river waters