The other campers packed up this morning, so we’ve got the place to ourselves. They recommended a drive from here along the Mt Barker Rd to Collinsville – very pretty they tell me, 4WD (we didn’t do it – just here for future reference).
I spent the morning sitting in the camp with binoculars and bird book to hand. Here we get not only the water birds, but lots of land birds too – kookaburras, currawongs, butcher birds, straw-necked ibis, pee wees, friar birds, white cockatoos, greenies and squatter pigeons. This is a truly idyllic spot – grassy site, sandy shore, freshwater, good swimming and kayaking, and bird watching. I believe it gets very crowded on weekends and school holidays, with good reason. This afternoon we took the kayak into deep water and practiced flipping it and getting back into it. Although a little ungainly we both managed pretty well. Enjoyed a lovely swim afterwards. Happily, until we got back onshore and realised Steve did it with his glasses on, and now they weren’t on anymore! Hmmm. Lamb Hotpot for tea (love my Dreampot) campfire and another lovely quiet night.