Many days have passed as we’ve been with Dons family. No photos. We did stay at a place called Yakapari, Leap Hotel, its free camping but they like you to buy a meal or have a beer. Good overnight stop. The photos here are when we headed off to the Atherton Tablelands. This is Ingham, Tyto Wetlands, cheap stop over.
Another month nearly over, we have done so much so far. Its cool but not windy, bit of rain during the night. Went for a drive and checked out all the beaches. Snakes are out in the mornings sunning themselves so we’re very weary as we’ve already seen 3 on this trip.
Dragonfly sunning. Copperhead sunning on the track. Nawantapu wetlands Patterns of grasses washed up Sand patterns.
Our last day at Lara Wetlands, relaxed and enjoyed it the best I could, not feeling the best so will sort that out when we go back to Barcaldine. Here are a few photo’s, our neighbour Debbie and I took some nights shots, great time Debbie, thanks. Here are some images from the last couple of days as well.
The wetlands in infrared. Sun setting. The cold pool, very deep. The canoes are free to use on the lake. This is the water heater for the showers. New toilet block down other end , this makes two lots of shower/toilets. Or you can use the original Thunder Box. Our camp site. Storms, got lots of lightning and a bit of rain, settled the dust was about all.This was the night before the star shoot. Night shots Traffic lights from the cars coming back from pool, and milky way.
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.
Weather not looking to good, but we did get a break so thought we’d go and see the Tamar Wetlands in Launceston. So close to the city it’s incredible. Get a good view of the hills that are built on.
Looking down onto Sea Port Tamar wetlands and looking over towards the built up area of Launceston Information centre at the wetlands, also very good view out onto the wetlands. Very hilly place Launceston, town seems to be down in the valley and houses all up around on the hills, very beautiful place.
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.