Had a great spot down at Sofala, lovely small town, my mother stayed here for some time panning and just loved it, said the hotel had a nice spirit living in it so I inquired, some said yes others didn’t know. Local swimming hole where we were, and got very busy during the day. I saw a Red Bellied Black snake, thought it was a shiny black stick, when it moved, then I knew.
Amazing landscapes, taken through the car window while driving, cant always pull up with a camper trailer in tow. Storm brewing. Countryside. Looking down at Sofala. Local water hole, we camped here. Camper in background. Very deep, quite cold. Resident dog, she was lovely, kept hanging around. The local kids jump into this hole from up the cliffs, we had lots of entertainment. Very cold nights I intend to keep warm. 🙂
Tuesday 5th May
We went for a quick drive, knew the weather was not going to be good today, but wanted to get to see some rocks we had been told about. Well the weather turned pretty fast, we got back in time to hang onto all the poles that we could, in the end the winds were so bad just blew up under the annex and the zip which was already a bit dicky just broke and everything fell down on our heads. I have done a few movies on it, but only a couple of photos for this day. They recorded 90 km hour winds, worst in 22 years for Rocky Cape apparently.
Rocky Cape National Park in back ground Trees are fair swaying and poles, that’s why everything is out of focus, cause its moving.
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
Thursday 13th February
Very wet at the moment so we are all smiling. Went out last night just before the storm hit and took some night shots of the old Court House and Police Station, Est. 1836. Will be a quiet day today, going into Scone to stock up on supplies.
Thursday 2nd January 2014
Well the opossums were on the prowl again last night, we have had a baby and an adult hanging around, they make so much noise some nights.
We have another beautiful day, got to make the most of it as this is our last full day. Have had a few spots of rain, very overcast and humid, feels like another storm on the way. Just going to veggie out and spend some time getting photo’s of the baby Yellow face and mum feeding them, she has 3 babies. Only just discovered them last night, but have been watching the way the two adults were protecting this tree, now we know why.
I sat motionless for nearly two hours to get these photo’s so as not to disturb mum with her feeding the babies, kept an eye on them over the rest of the day and with the goanna hanging around I was concerned, obviously so were the parents and she encouraged them to fly up into the tree beside her nesting tree, well one got off track and the parents were really going to town, then I realized one was on the ground beside our toilet tent, so Don picked it up and popped it into the tree and off it went up to its mum. Here is a photo of their nest taken by Don, I was to short to reach.
Went for a walk and Don saw a Rufus Fantail, what a beautiful bird, I did get some shots but not good, they are even quicker than the Grey Fantail. Here is a photo taken by Don, it is only a reference photo.
Friday 9th November
We left home at 3.30 pm to go up and stay in the Noosa Caravan Park, got there by 5.15 pm. Got settled into the cabin and had tea, weather was not looking good at this stage for our Fraser trip on Sunday, never mind. Got to bed early.
Saturday 10th November
Woke up to hearing rain and it’s been raining most of the night. Got breakfast sorted, packed food for our lunch and got our camera gear ready with plastic bags to keep them dry as we are heading for Arkwright Point to get some photo’s. Well that’s the plan. Nice surprise, get to Arkwright and the rain stopped, we had a cuppa then headed down the beach, skies are dark, ocean rough, beautiful.
Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast, beautiful storm coming in.
No this wave did not get me, but was close. We packed up as the storm was getting to close so by the time we got back up to the car park, had our lunch and down the rain came. It looked like it was setting in so we headed back to the caravan park. Settled in for a restful afternoon. Early to bed as we are having to have a early start tomorrow.