Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lake Leake 8 December 2007

The morning was lovely and sunny and good for a beach walk. Sue and Heather followed the headland and spied a mutton bird’s nest, even seeing an egg rolled out of the nest. We drove the car out to Spiky Bridge, which was a convict built bridge with unusual upturned rocks spiking the top – no one knows why - maybe just whim! Called into a Berry Farm (which was quite a commercial set up), but after trying the amazing strawberry icecream we had no complaint!
A long climbing drive took us to Lake Leake, a man made lake that evoked scenes from the old movie Deliverance. We enjoyed a walk along the dirt track and seeing the higgly-piggly shacks that were built 50 - 80 years ago. NO rules apply here!

We followed a quad bike roaring up the dirt track with Santa on the back, beard billowing in the wind. Arrival point was the bush pub with just four kids waiting for him. Bemused we left with a few caramels from Santa. We then drove off to see two falls that were virtually dry but enjoyed looking at the bush and the creek surrounds. Evidenced the hint of alpine plants on barren rocks and imagined how cold winter would be! On the way back we saw wallabies, one with a joey.
Enjoyed a happy laughing evening with lots of sentimental tears. Must have been the alcohol! Sue and Heather chatted away and when Peter went out for a quiet moment he found a few deer in the camp, however giggling Heather and Sue soon frightened them off!


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