Day 53

Thursday 23rd April

We had a day to rest so decided to go up to the falls, these falls are in the township of Strahan and not far at all, we just took our time and then enjoyed the rest of the day chilling out at the cabin, weather was overcast and cooling down. Nice day though.

IMG_4576 IMG_4583  Beautiful bush tracks.IMG_4596  Bush stream, very brown from all the tannin.IMG_4613  FungiIMG_4626  StreamIMG_4631  Hogarth Falls.IMG_4633  Rocks and MossIMG_4639 IMG_4652  Reflection in stream.IMG_4673Punga(TreeFern)  Punga or Fern tree.IMG_4692  Reflection of the retreat.IMG_4695

Day 48

Saturday 18th April

Woke to a lovely sunny day, I was up early and went for a bush walk with in the grounds and came across heaps of signs, one I have posted, the rest were telling about the Bandicoot, wallaby, Echidnas, etc, was very interesting. After breakfast went to check out the beach, the kids have gone into some markets that they wanted to check out, both being chef’s and cooks that is great for them. The airport is right by the sea, watching a plane come into land as if it is going to hit the tree tops is quiet interesting.

IMG_3912  Bush walking as I do.IMG_3914 IMG_3925  The family area’s and BBQIMG_3927  The pool area.IMG_3945  Seven Mile BeachIMG_3949 IMG_3954  Plane coming into land.IMG_3958 Loved these clouds.

Day 11

17th April Thursday thru to 20th Sunday

Went over early and had a hot shower before everyone else got up. Got brekky and sat under the tree. Storm had gone, mozzies were back, and these are big ones, holly hell they can bite. Bite you thru your clothes; I have big welts on me. We headed to Moura, stopped along the way and saw the mine. We fueled up, emptied toilet, and topped up with some food items at Food Works. Going to Chain Lagoons, on our way we called into Theodore, what a lovely town only small on the Dawson River and a free camping spot. We are now on the Leichhardt H’wy heading south, had a lunch stop here and then got to Chain Lagoons and they had a fence across the road to get to the big lagoon, so we took a bush road thinking we could get thru, ha we got in a tricky spot, but with a bit of work we got back out onto the H’wy. So off we go to plan B and onto Lake Murphy, well what a neat surprise, so green, lovely camp spots so much better, no water in the lake but that’s not a problem, we loved it here and stayed 3 nights, did lots of walks, night shooting, sitting around the camp fire, was lovely, we had Apostle birds hanging around camp, they are so funny, chattering all the time. Our friends are here as well. We spent the next few days just exploring and enjoying the time to relax.

IMG_9930Open Cut Mine at Moura
IMG_9931IMG_9938  Apostle bird, they are so social and funny with their antic’sIMG_9974  Babbler with insect in mouthIMG_9987  A Red Necked kangarooIMG_9991  Apostle BirdIMG_9994 Apostles birds

DSCF1555  Our camp spot at Lake Murphy.DSCF1556  Mowed pathways to Toilet blockDSCF1558  Nice big camp spotsDSCF1563 Our friends and us on our walk over to see the creek, which had water in it.

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Empty Lake Murphy, hard to imagine that this is the lake floor.