Day 28

Saturday 11th June,     Gregory River

Lovely sleep last night as it was cooler. Alice and Jack headed off,  they are going home. We have decided to stay over until Monday.  Lots of vans have come in.  I had a rest this afternoon was so nice as we are in shade all day. Shot birds, went for a walk, chattered with people really relaxing day.


Infra-red photo of the Gregory river. This is a lovely swimming hole.


Blue Winged Kookaburra. This bird has a real funny call not like the laughing kookaburra, very timid, this was the only shot I got.


From our campsite, looking north. That’s the main bridge on the road above.


This is looking south from our campsite.


Looking south from the main bridge, we are tucked up on the right hand of the image.


Looking north from the bridge. Gregory River on right.


Different angle. Even though there are a lot of vans, people are not in each others face, lots of room for big rigs as well.


Day 31

Tuesday 31st March

On the spur of the moment we went to Cradle Mountain, weather was perfect so cant miss out. What an amazing day. Was 77 km from Forth, beautiful country side, rolling farm land, road followed the Forth river.Narrow winding road and the Wilmont Road has a letterbox competition, well we took so many photos where we could could safely stop, only posted a few. Got to Cradle Mountain and had a bite to eat then caught the shuttle bus out to Dove Lake. We took the shots we wanted, then hoped onto the next shuttle and got off at the Rangers Station, got off and did the rainforest walk and saw the Pencil Pine Falls.Jumped back onto the shuttle back to the information center and then headed home via Sheffield. Perfect weather, very warm. Got home at 6.30 pm so decided to go over to the Forth Hotel and had a fabulous meal, good price and real food. We always give back to a town that allows freedom camping, thanks Forth.

IMG_1944IMG_1918  Mt Murchison RangeIMG_1908 IMG_1907 IMG_1905  Darlek Letterbox.IMG_1959 IMG_1958  Landscape heading to Cradle Mountain.IMG_1971PencilPineFalls  Pencil Pine FallsIMG_1979  Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain on left.IMG_2002  The boat shed, Dove LakeIMG_2024

_MG_6800  Took some infrared images Mt Murchison Range_MG_6802 Mt Murchison and the Barrington Dam

Caloundra break 4 nights.

Tuesday 24th June

Here are a few photos of my time away in Caloundra. Had a great time, weather was fine and cold so cannot complain. Lots of relaxing and walking. Had a couple of nice sunrises and being on the 10th floor, well how good was that, so didn’t even have to leave the apartment for those morning shots. 🙂

_MG_6762Infred  Had a play around with the Infrared Camera, taken in the middle of the day_MG_6768  Glass house mountains from the back of the Wyndham Resort. Infrared again.IMG_0782  Looking over to Mooloolaba.IMG_0856  Wyndham Resort on the left, very top story I was on.IMG_0908  Taken from the balcony of the resort at night.IMG_0917  Sunrise from balcony.IMG_1090  Night shot of Caloundra from Golden Beach where the resort is.IMG_1263  Couple having fun at Caloundra.IMG_1320  Pelican yawning or something, was just lucky to be able to catch this moment.IMG_1393

Another sunrise over the Pumicestone Passage, Caloundra.

Day 11

Wednesday 1st, Happy New Year to everyone.

Woke to another perfect day. Had my usual morning cuppa listening to the sounds, such a wonderful way to start a day. We had two Female bowers and 3 Male bowers hanging about camp, playing in the wood pile, getting grubs I think. After breaky got cleaned up and got some shots of the bowers.

IMG_5499Male Bower  This dark Bower is the Male.IMG_5659 This is the Female Bower.

Just relaxed around camp, don’t even need to leave camp to get to see things, always something going on. Lots of people heading down the road out of here and we just have new neighbours down the far side move in. Went for a walk up the road and saw baby Willy Wagtails, mum was protecting them from other birds, that’s what caught my attention, her noise, so cute they are, as is all babies. 🙂

IMG_5982 Baby Willy Wagtails.

IMG_5890  Baby Kingfisher.IMG_5977 The country road. I have used Infrared on it.

Had another camp fire tonight. Good night. This is the second to last day of our holiday 😦