We headed off to Lara Wetlands and Dons sister and her friend followed us to spend the day with us.After setting up the Cub we all had lunch and a cuppa. Our visitors headed off and we settled into watching what bird life was around this trip, met our neighbours, lovely couple. Had a hot soak in the pools after tea, boy it was so nice. The owner of the property Jo had done heaps of improvements with her helpers, great job. Had a fire that evening.
Had breakfast by the fire this morning a real cold snap, there is snow somewhere down south can feel it. All packed up, dropped into see Fran, caretaker of Lara and Don gave her the bird collection he did while we stayed there, he photographed 26 different types of birds in the 5 days we were there, they have compiled a book for visitors. Stocked up with some food items at Blackall and went to info centre to look around, then headed off to Tambo to Scrubby Bend. Nice place to stay, no road noise and its the tidiest wee town.
Glossy Ibis and Black winged stilt. We are leaving the property, we will be back. 🙂 At the turn of from Landsborough Highway to Lara Wetlands. Sun going down at Scrubby Bend. Yes water in the creek, we havent seen much water in creeks for so long, it gets exciting when we do see it. All settled for the night here at Scrubby Bend.
Another very windy night and cool this morning, so nice after all the hot days. Only got to 28 deg I was told. Had a quiet day, did some packing as we head off tomorrow, had tea early and went over to the hot pools, said our cheerio’s to the people in the pool with us.
Love the speed sign. Yellow-billed spoonbill Pelicans getting their place for the night. View from the loo. Another view from the loo.
Yet another view from the loo, so you can see its not at all boring.
Storms, thunder and lightning during the night and black skies this morning, awesome. Was a very hot day when all cleared 41 deg, and humid. I got ticks yesterday and another 4 today, only little ones but fly spray does the job.We are staying another 2 days, just so nice here. Went over to the hot pool and all the others were there, Jo the owner and caretaker and another couple who were camping, we just sat and chattered, so nice.
His and Her lou, or a double lou, the black board above is in the toilet above like this, so good, the IGA girls having some fun. The timber was milled from the farm, all treated beautifully. Our backyard for the moment. Lovely to see Cockatiels flying free. Looking down towards the other camper. The black sky this morning Nice lighting as the sun was going down Black-fronted Dotterel Red winged parrot
Had a good night sleep, it was quiet chilly after the storm. Did a walk around the wetlands, just beautiful, these wetlands have been here 100 years that they know of and Jo, the owner is keeping it all in natural state, even the artisan pool and waters are not tampered with, only tested. The sites are huge and they have washing machine bowls or 1/3 of a 44 gallon drum for fire pits, keeps it all fire safe.
Kite teasing me. Camp Kitchen, has everything you need. Roo while walking around the wetlands. Large sites for all, these are placed around the perimater of the wetlands. overflow of the bore, artisan waters, these run into the wetlands and into the pool. The pool, so nice. Ablution block, really beautiful and old fashioned and clean. Shower and toilets.
Windy as hell again, rained a wee bit during the night but fine to pack up, heading off towards Charlieville, may stop at Lloyd Weir, they have artisan hot pools. Well we ended up at a place called Lara Wetlands, what a magic spot, with artisan hot pools as well, Yeah, I get to soak.:) We booked in for 2 nights at this stage. Big storm went thru and then we sat in the pools watching the lightning on the horizon, lovely way to end the day. Met the owner this afternoon to get some money and introduce herself, lovely person. Here’s a few photo’s from today from our camp site, cool backyard for next 3 days.
Dunny out in the bush camp, I have grunged it up a bit for fun. The poor old D5, has been sitting awhile but they do use it on the farm for the roads. Kite about to land in its nest, from our camp site. Looking across the wetlands from our camp site. Lara wetlands. The morning before heading off, sparrow loves porridge, soaking to wash. Sparrow leaving the nest. Barcaldine, morning before heading off.