Dive Bombing Pelicans, Tea Gardens, Myall Lakes NSW

The dreadful racket of the pelicans waiting for a free feed attracted my attention. They were coming in  from all directions, dive bombing into land. Hitting the water and gliding to a stop a few feet away from a free feed.

Lockhart NSW – Silo Art

Depicting the fabulous kookaburra and other native birds of galahs and parrots, not to forget the iconic kangaroo, set amidst native flowers and wetlands of the area

Birdlife at Lara Station Wetlands, Barcaldine, QLD

he wetlands is only knee deep and is a bush camping ground on a cattle station and is fed by an artesian bore.

Free camping Blowering Dam, Snowy Mountains

Surrounded by mountains and with large expanses of beautiful blue water, it is a popular spot for water skiing, fishing and swimming.

Jounama Creek, Snowy Mountains. Free Camping

Jounama Creek is great for a summer swim with magnificent mountain trees for shade and during Autumn and Spring, the campfire makes for a restful break away from the rat race. During winter, it could be snowing!

Mannus Lake, Free Camp, Picturesque, Tumbarumba

Mannus Lake is home to pelicans and numerous other small birds. A beautiful spot for camping and also a day visit area.

Warrego Riverside Holiday Park, Cunnamulla

The Warrego Riverside Holiday Park was full with revellers returning from Music in the Mulga, a music festival held at Wandilla Station at Eulo, and we chose an unpowered spot on the river, away from the hustle and bustle and it was really peaceful and quiet.

World Championship Gumi Race, Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga

The normally quiet, peaceful, although fast flowing Murrumbidgee River, flanked by tall river red gum trees is taken over on a bright sunny Sunday by crafts of all shapes, sizes and made of whatever materials are at hand and when families and mates get together and depending on the objective, paddle as hard and as fast as they can, or simply left the craft float downstream, simply guiding its direction.

Seagull Chick Nursery, Busselton Jetty Western Australia

nesting seagulls, in holes in the timber, some with eggs, the hopefuls with no eggs, but still nesting, and to my delight, two chicks, one brave and up on top to view the world and the other

Smithy’s Aussie Thomson Sunset Dinner Cruise , Longreach Qld

A late afternoon river cruise was the prelude to a lovely evening, even though the Thomson river water was dirty, nature worked its magic and gave us some spectacular reflections and colours.