Wednesday 15th February. Dora Point.

I went and saw a lady in Binnalong Bay who is a massage therapist, Michelle, using the Gokhale Method, well what an education, If you look up Gokhale Method you can read the benefits. A quiet day today after massage. More birds visit at the camp site, they get very use to you after a few days.

 Kookaburra  Yellow White Eye Unknown name. Has the features of a Butcher bird.

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Monday 6th Feb. Travelling to Cockle Creek.

Was a wet night so let the canvas dry before leaving and 3 Kookaburras were sitting laughing. Travelled to Oatlands and camped the night. Nice sunset, very cool and foggy later in the evening.

 This has been our camped site for 5 nights at Dora Point.  Coloured sand stones.  Oatlands Windmill, still working for flour milling, this is where I buy my Spelt Flour and rolled oats.  Nice big freedom camping area here.

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.

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

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

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

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This is looking south from our campsite.

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

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Looking north from the bridge. Gregory River on right.

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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 6

Saturday 12th April

We are having a very hot day again, it was a very warm night. After breakfast we drove out to the tit bit of the lake, I refer to it as the Island, much larger than I thought, found Whistling Kites and there nest, they are getting fish from the lake. We counted 6 Kites. Checked out where coverage was for the Sat phone. Our friends are due today so that’s going to be nice. Cooked in the camp oven tonight, was yummy. Clouds are coming in so I feel we are in for rain, oh no as these roads are not derivable when wet, hope it’s not going to be much or we will be here longer, Oh, what a shame. Here are a few photos from the day.

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This is the set up we are using, nicely tucked out of the way.

IMG_9313  This is before the sun came up over the hill behind us.IMG_9315  A Darter drying it’s wingsIMG_9324  Just a relaxing view.IMG_9333  Lots of wee birds, this one is looking up sideways, so cant see his eye.IMG_9343  A Whistling Kite with a fish in it’s talonsIMG_9357  Yummy feed.IMG_9380  Not a good view, but took it to show how small the nest is for such a large bird. This is very high in the tree.IMG_9386  Another one eating it’s prey.IMG_9437  I had been watching the Kite on the left for some time, it was calling and calling, then over came the second one.IMG_9458  A Boab of some sorts.IMG_9493 Yes I think the rains are coming, can hear the odd rumbling somewhere in the distance.