Friday, May 2, 2014

A few days in the bush–Good food–Good company

We had a few days getaway in a State Forest about 2 1/2 hours north of here last week.  It was so peaceful and relaxing and the weather was delightful.  Um, until the last day when we got wet tails packing up!!   All in the fun of campingOpen-mouthed smile
When we arrived these guys were having siesta time.  They also found it peaceful and relaxing and they were not one bit timid.
Our camp on the edge of the creek. 
Beautiful serene bush walks.
It is such a shame this rotten lantana has taken over a lot of the bushland in this area.  Such a pest and there seems to be no stopping it.
A game of 500 was very popular and proved quite hilarious as we were all very rusty on the rules.
Beef stew done over the camp fire – delish.
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There were quite a few of these large goannas about.  They look so prehistoric.
We came across this rather long carpet snake on one of our walks.  He was not interested in us – thankfully.  They are pretty harmless.
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Our extremely noisy neighbours, the sulphur crested cockatoos.
This roo was carrying a joey in her pouch.
The blue faced honeyeaters were being very naughty and were relentless in their efforts to get to our honey, bread and tomato sauce.  This one is perched right at the pantry ready to swoop in.
The noisy miners were also very cheeky and one of them was even pecking at my socks to get the fluff for his nest. 
There was no technology for four days and it was blissful.  Now back to reality!
Until next time………………………………………Dianne.


Suztats said...

How wonderful to have nature so close. Imagine those creatures being so bold! Glad you had lovely weather for most of your trip.

Marilyn C said...

It is so nice to be able to get out and get so close to the native animals. Good to hear the weather was fine for you.

Sue said...

Looks a great spot Di - can I ask where it is?

Anneliese said...

I love to see all your photos - the birds are so interesting. And your meat stew is just the kind I love. Lovely animals with kids in their pockets. Nice to play cards with your company.

Marilyn said...

You had lots of special visitors to your camp. Beautiful place to spend some relaxing days.


Hello DI, your camping spot looked lovely. Surrounded by the most beautiful wildlife, what more could you ask for?? I have never heard of 500 card game. Looked like everyone was having fun. The beef stew looked very yummy.. Hugs judy

Dianne said...

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Vicki Miller said...

A lovely spot and looks like you had a great break. A bit wet down here for camping!