Weekend away Charlie Morelands.

November 1st Friday — 3rd Sunday

Well we had time to go away for 2 nights so the camper trailer was all but packed, we’er out of here by 10.30 am on the Friday. Charlie Morelands is quiet close and such a relaxing time up there. The bird life and small critters are awesome for photography, we had some friends arriving on the Saturday that love the nature and wildlife so a good time will be had. Very dry but still water in Yabbie Creek so that’s always nice to cool off in. Here are a few shots of some of the birds I saw over the 3 days.

 Thrush, very hard to spot unless they move. Amazing camouflage. IMG_3216 - Copy  Eastern Yellow Robin with grub in mouth.IMG_3246 - Copy  I think this is a Spectacled Monarch, they are so vibrant in colour, very small.IMG_3280 - Copy  Tree Creeper of some sorts, yet to name it.IMG_3325 - Copy  Another Tree creeper of sorts.IMG_3354 - Copy  Lewin’s Honey Eater.IMG_3358 - Copy  Azure Kingfisher with food in its beak.IMG_3385 - Copy Srub Wren

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Lake MacDonald Scout Camping.

October 4th Friday

We were already to head off as soon as Don got home from work. Headed of to Cooroora Scout camp on the shores of Lake MacDonald. It was a gathering of the Australian Campertrailer.org group, were very excited about getting out in the camper again and a bonus to put some faces to some of the people on the forum that I chat and leave comments to. Friends of mine were already there, we got to the camp before dark, set up the trailer and settled in for a cuppa with Kate & Chris. Then wondered around and introduced ourselves to the ones that were close, sorted tea out and settled in for a good nights sleep.

October 5th Saturday – October 7th Monday.

Woke to a lovely fine day on this morning and got  to meet all the other campers from the trailer group over morning tea, lovely bunch.  The area of the camping is nice and big, lovely clean toilets and showers, place is a bit run down but cant fault it as far as cleanliness. Lake was a love spot to cool down as the weather was pretty warm. Spent time on the Lake, went for bush walk, sat around the camp fire in the evenings, just really relaxed. We were here until the Monday, it was the Queens birthday weekend.

Don-having-fun-towing-the-Kayak.  Having fun in the rubber duck.DSCF1497  Our friends in their KayakDSCF2056  Some of the Camper trailer group  IMG_5310 Our set upEntrance to the scout camp ground The entrance into the parkIMG_5346 Nicely lite up with LED lightsLake-MacDonald Taking in the view Last-light Evening sun settingour-landing-spot. Our LandingPainting-with-light,-for-those-that-asked.-Star-trails. Star trails and painting the trees with light from torchThe-area-is-bigger-than-this. View from the entrance, more area on the right of this photo, is where we were all camped.

Charlie Moorelands

Friday 9 th August

We headed off for 3 nights to Charlie Moorelands camping in the Imbil National Park for some rest-bite. Got here  and set out the Cub Drover, put the annex up in the dark, so did well, got a fire going and ate tea by the fire, was so nice, it was very cold, but what a clear sky, the milky way was magnificent.

Saturday 10 th – 12 th August

I awoke very early as I do and got up, put the kettle on and got the fire pit going again, nothing better than a big fire, hot cuppa in the first morning light listening to the birds and their songs, I had my NZ ski gear on, don’t laugh, it was very cold.

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Lovely river running through the bottom of the park, it has lots of damage from the last floods, but this swimming hole the kids were having a great time.20130810_162358-1  I am cooking roast veggies for tea on my new Express oven, worked real well, I was impressed, wait to see how well it does my Gluten Free muffins, then I will really smile if it works.20130810_162408-1  Getting kindling ready for morning fire and wood for tonight’s fire.20130810-20130810_082312  Nomad Drover relaxing.20130811_170622-1  Nomad Drover stocking fire.Fire Pit  My efforts of the morning fire to keep warm with my cuppa. Sun hadn’t got up yet.20130812_072930-1 These photos show the activity over the 3 days, very big sites to camp on, mind you it wasn’t peak season so may be a different story then, one would need to check. The Cub did well, was our first time away in it and we did well with it, lots of room inside so we will have many more great camping trips with it.

Facilities are few, T – $ – S – FP