Australia Day is always an interesting day for me. It’s my brother’s birthday, and it’s only a day or two away from my eldest’s birthday, so for the most part the actual Australia Day part isn’t really the big deal. We get a holiday for it, and it’s always on The Day, rather than making a long weekend out of it (which is a great Aussie tradition!). So this year it was on a Thursday.
It didn’t really matter much to the rest of our family – we are on school holidays still – but my husband had to work either side (poor him!). We had friends up river camping and they invited us up there, so we took the opportunity to put the boat in and take the girls up for an afternoon/evening and a barbecue tea.
This is what people do in my neck of the woods. We have the river on our doorstep, and people set up camps alongside it. It’s a holiday tradition. We don’t do the whole camping thing (I’m so much more a glamper) but I love to sit by the river so it’s the best of both worlds! I can stay all day and then come home and have a shower!
I took the opportunity to go for a walk and take some photos so I could share!
We’ve had a high river (not allowed to call it a flood lest it scare away the tourists), and that’s subsided now, leaving fields of clay that were once covered in water, now slowly drying up. I caught this photo of kangaroo tracks – there were many signs of kangaroos everywhere.
Not the main river, just a side creek that hadn’t gone down all the way. Still very pretty.
Clay flood banks slowly drying up. Very interesting pattern – my quilty brain was whirring.
Don’t know if you can see from the photo above but halfway up the tree is a very subtle colour change – that’s how high the river had gone over the flood plains.
This tree had fallen over and started to grow upwards again. Clever tree.
Do you know what this is?
Classic Long Drop Loo. Not for the faint hearted. I’d rather go behind a bush to be honest.
Not the main river, just another creek. Filled with ducks, though you can’t see them here. Everything is THRIVING at the moment. It’s great to see.
And that was my stroll. I hope you enjoyed it!