Day 42: Adieu to Katherine (again) as we drive a little up the highway to Edith Falls.
Our plan is to check it out, have a swim, do lunch and head on to the Daly River.
And what a swim it is! A huge waterhole with a short waterfall that is spilling gallons of water into the swimming hole.
It's not exactly boiling, and quite windy, but it's a race to the water. We put Riley in his life jacket so he can swim to the waterfall, which is quite a distance. Darcy doesn't think he can make it there and back (which is a good call), so the four of us head off.
It's a big swim and when we finally get to the waterfall, we have to cling on to a rock ledge as the force of the water is too great to tread water. One at a time we crab crawl with our arms as close as we can to the waterfall, but it is too strong to get under directly. We have a lot of fun out there, being pushed by the water and jumping off the rock wall.
It's a big swim back, but the wind is behind us and we make it to the shore.
The water and the scenery is just beautiful, and we think we will stay here on our return trip.