Day 32

Wednesday 1st April

Looks cloudy. Heading off to Penguin. Drove 38 km, lovely drive, nice little seaside town, and then we came on out to Sulphur Creek free camping. Got a real sheltered spot, ocean views. Got here early set up and had lunch. Did the washing, had a hot shower in the sun. Only two other campers here. Did a walk around and found heaps of penguin nests. Got tea early and went to sit out and see what time the penguins come a shore.  Well these ones come in later than in nz. We only had two trains go through. Got windy and cooled down. Rained during the night.

DSCF4812Sulpher CreekPenguin  Local train transporting cargo to Burnie.IMG_2519  View from our camp site, Sulphur Creek, about 8 km north of penguin.IMG_2527  View from the opposite wayIMG_2532  Local race horse being given a warm up by a run down the beach.IMG_2539  Our camp siteIMG_2542  Burnie from the look out, this is the docks where the logs are exported out.IMG_2549  Burnie looking south.IMG_2556  The lovely statue of the Penguin at the approach of town. Taken while driving so not a good shot.IMG_2571  Was walking around looking for nests and there it was a baby looking out so took the shot and left him alone.IMG_2579  Love the rocks when the sea is rough.IMG_2643  The wee penguins come up these rocks to there nests, but I was taken with all the different colours and shapes.IMG_2645 More shapes and colours of rocks.

Day 19

Wednesday 19th February 

Got cleaned up and headed down into Murrurundi to the General store to buy some Gluten Free bread, but they don’t get any more in until  Friday, so got bread for Don, I will get some in Quirindi on our way to Lake Yarrie tomorrow. Went to take photo’s and seeing how green it has got it’s so good. We were up taking photos of the trains down in the crown land at Murrundi and onto the private property. We have decided that with the weather so over cast and more rain coming we need power as the solar wont be getting any help, no sun. At Lake Yarrie we will get a powered site, rang the chap and all is organized, its only $20 a night. Lots to see and do in the area if the weather ease’s.
IMG_7940  Rock formations, I have been taking photos from the other side of these rocks. Storm brewing.IMG_7943  Farm land so nice and green, two weeks ago it was brown.IMG_7949
 Another image of the rocks.IMG_7969  This is going up to the rocks from the other side. It is steep, but doesn’t show it in a photo.IMG_7983  Looking down from the top of the hill.IMG_8020  Passenger train coming from North to the South.IMG_8036  Farm Land.IMG_8056  Coal train.IMG_8066  Coal in wagons. Most of these trains have at least 99 wagons, I have been counting them.IMG_8082  Horses roaming free. Lovely to see. Nice dark sky, IMG_8086

This little fella wouldn’t get off the road, after I got this photo, I got him by the tail at took him off the road, when I let him down he was gone so fast.

Day 18

Tuesday 18th February

Went for a drive to Quirindi, about 40 min drive North from Murrurundi NSW to catch up with a friend and had lunch together. Lovely old buildings and lots of history in the area, everyone’s so friendly, you just smile at them and they say hello.

IMG_7818  Fields of Milo.IMG_7824  I am lead to believe that the small spider is the male, this was on the fence when I was shooting the Milo field.IMG_7829  This is a real rail car 🙂IMG_7844  Silo’s at Willow Tree.IMG_7848  Oppppps, here comes the train.IMG_7863  We waited for trains to come while at the Silo’s and we were rewarded with two.IMG_7874  And now the third one, I just managed to squeeze between the looked gate so as not to get the wire in my photo.IMG_7923  On our way back we have noticed how green it has got with just 3 day’s of rain, wonderful for the farmers.IMG_7932 Photo of the walk bridge for when the ford is to deep to walk across at Murrurundi.