great day we have enjoyed with a variety of things happening during the day.
Prior to lunch we called in at the Nocoleche Nature Reserve on the Paroo River.
We walked into the river through the bush where we could easily see many, many
pelicans. They were on the river ‘sailing’ along, then feeding as they swam and
then spectacularly, they flew or soared together high in the sky. There must
have been 200 or 300 of these magnificent birds. There were a few black
cormorants and herons amongst them as well. I had never seen so many pelicans
together. By now it was nearly lunch time, so we set off to find a spot to eat
along the road north.
visiting Wanaaring, we headed north to Hungerford Hill where we have found a
very suitable campsite in the bush near the Currawinya National Park. Late in
the day we crossed the border into Queensland. We are near a lake which will
hopefully provide some water to wash clothes tomorrow. We plan to have several
days here. The countryside is very different from what we have in NE Victoria. The
country here has some low hills, but mainly it is flat There are Yapunyip
trees, Eucalypt trees and acacias which can also be called Mulgas. The second
day at this camp site was actually a ‘lay’ day which meant we attended to jobs
about camp, our caravan and truck. During the afternoon while we were sitting
outside our van a rather plump bird came to visit. I stated that it was a night
heron, which proved to be correct. In fact it was probably a juvenile. It came
very close to us and wandered around the camp…remarkably tame but not
interested in a crumb of bread to eat.
the day John and I went for a drive to the Granites which are very large
boulders. We walked a short distance to them and walked around them. They are large
and somewhat dangerous to walk on. There are quite a number of wild flowers in
bloom throughout the bush areas