Sunday 19th February Stumpy 3.

Light rain off and on during the night. Good day for computer work. While having my breakfast a wallaby came around and sat watching me, you can tell they are use to humans. There was a break in the weather so grabbed my camera and off I went.

 Panorama from the exit onto the beach from the bush.   Beautiful big camp spots. Bennett’s Wallaby.

 Rains are coming.  I found the Lagoon.


Day 7

Friday 26th Happy birthday to Thomas. Boxing day.

Well it rained all night, woke to a cool morning then it started to warm up. We had breakfast and then did my Tai Chi and walk,  the walk we timed it was just on 30 min brisk walk one way and climbing the hill is good, gets the heart rate up. Went and got some wood before everyone started arriving then in for a swim.  The river has risen and the we hole I stand in is now up to the middle of my chest. So nice to be able to just plop into the water anytime, clothes and all. Still overcast and the odd drizzling,  can hear thunder in the hills rumbling. Popped down to Kay’s and had a chat for awhile then came back for lunch. Got a fire going so I could heat my pie up in the camp oven. Had tea and Kay and mark came over we chattered around a fire. Lightning was all around us but no thunder now, drizzled most of the night but no wind so we were able to leave windows open. Warm night.

IMG_8715  The horse was causing havoc in neighbours gazebo so we shooed it out, they love bread.IMG_8696 Horses crossing at our waterhole, its pretty deep now.

Day 6

Thursday 25th. 

Woke to a beautiful morning, mist in the hills, blue sky’s and some clouds. I had my cuppa just watching the world go by. While sitting the Crimson Rosella came again into the thistle patch, it picks the whole thistle out and starts to pick at it, dont know if there is a seed in there or not but seems to be getting something out from all the white fluffy stuff. Don got up and we had breakfast then waited for stomachs to settle, then went for our walk, just got back and started my Tai Chi and Kay and Mark arrived, that was at 9.30 am,  said our hello’s then let them pick a site and get set up, they are both tired, they left at 4 am. Well the day got hot and the Thunder rolled around the hills then the rains came. At least no winds today. We have had tea, fire going now it’s raining again.

IMG_8695  Scarlet Rosella eating thistle flowers.DSCF3870 Try drying yesterdays clothes after the rains, more to come though.

Day 5

Wednesday 24th   Happy birthday to me.  

Up at 5.30 am and it’s lovely and fresh. Having a peaceful cuppa looking at the river, listening to the birds, what more could I want, money cant buy this. Did my Tai Chi, had breakfast, read for awhile, then did our walk up the hill. Was hot. Came back and fell into the river, so nice. Zoe was helping the mob to set up camp further along, as we have had a lot of rain and be safer up where they are now going to be. Just had lunch and waiting for lunch to settle then in the river again. I have had 3 ducks already and only 1 pm. Clouds are forming so something is building somewhere for a storm. Well at about 3 pm we could here thunder over the hills behind, then at 4 pm few spits then it hit us, winds started and got real strong and swirling, very frightening,  we were hanging onto everything, toilet blew over,  branches falling over further up the river, lasted about 15 min. Then just normal rain, we could not even see the other side of the river. After securing everything Don went over and checked on the brothers and their gazebo was cactus so Don helped straighten it up. Their toilet had gone over as did the couple in the caravan. I have a lot of drying to do when the sun shines. Didn’t get tea finished until 7 pm. We are all safe so that’s all that matters. Good night sleep.

IMG_8620 The rains and winds, the river has been rising.
Toilet shelter over.    IMG_8602
Horses are happy in our swimming hole.
 The rapids, the kids were having so much fun and the adults I might add.IMG_8573 Cicada that had just metamorphosed.
DSCF3851 The hill that we walk up every day and back to camp, 2 km return. DSCF3849 the track in the paddock that we start our walk on, very green.
DSCF3841 Owner trying to get the paddock finished to plant the Sorghum before the next rains.