Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 27th

We have arrived at Danggali Conservation Park just before 3.00 pm in a heavy shower of rain.
'Earthy' has made so much difference to our attitude to camping in poor weather.

It has been a peaceful and interesting day. To begin with we walked for 45 minutes along a walking track in Redbanks Conservation Park. The eroded cliffs along Baldina Creek were quite spectacular. 
The gravel road across from Burra to Danggali was in excellent condition. The country varied greatly from a
saltbush plain to heavy bush containing a large variety of trees and bushes.. Black Oaks (Casuarinas), Gidgee (acacia), Cassias, and four types of Mallee Eucalypts to mention a few.
Mallee Ringneck parrots flitted across the road in front of us as well we saw two large Wedged Tailed Eagles enjoying the breeze. As we were looking for a camping spot there were a number of emus including Father Emu with five striped chicks. Travelling through Station Properties we have seen sheep, goats and kangaroos.

Red cliffs along Baldina Creek
Another long walk completed our day. This bush is very pretty to walk through. I found a wattle with magnificently curled seed pods. The wattle is called ''Wait-a-while' wattle...I wonder why. It is very prickly and must have had masses of blooms. I wonder whether the curly brown pods will print on wool or silk fabric!

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