Outback Camping Trip Day 2 - Lake Broadwater

September 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Saturday 5 Sep 2015

Sunrise on our first full day was pleasant although a bit uninspiring due to the lack of clouds.

Lake Broadwater before SunriseLake Broadwater before Sunrise Lake Broadwater before SunriseLake Broadwater before Sunrise Lake Broadwater before SunriseLake Broadwater before Sunrise Lake Broadwater at SunriseLake Broadwater at Sunrise Lake Broadwater at SunriseLake Broadwater at Sunrise

After breakfast we went for a walk along the lake shore to the bush camp, although we never actually found it. The cockatoos and corellas were noisily active in the trees.

Little Corellas, Lake BroadwaterLittle Corellas, Lake Broadwater

The walk was pleasant with small signs identifying some plants and points of interest but some of the signs were unreadable. This is the remains of a dingo fence from the 1800s.

Old Fence, Lake BroadwaterOld Fence, Lake Broadwater

We heard a few bird calls, but didn't actually see many apart from the cockatoos. These are Little Friarbirds.

Little Friarbird, Lake BroadwaterLittle Friarbird, Lake Broadwater

We had asked the caretaker about the number of visitors on the weekends and were told that numbers were small until the ski season started. We heard the boat engines while returning from our walk, so sat and watched some skiing while we ate our lunch. Note the colour of the water.

Water-skiing, Lake BroadwaterWater-skiing, Lake Broadwater

There were only a couple of boats and they didn't stay much after lunch.

Mid-afternoon we returned to the bird hide but didn't see much activity. We sat on a log in the shade for a while and enjoyed the quiet and watched a few birds. A pair of black swans with young, out on the lake, chased away an intruding swan. This Striped Honeyeater found a meal.

Striped Honeyeater, Lake BroadwaterStriped Honeyeater, Lake Broadwater

and a crow foraged along the shore in front of us.

Crow, Lake BroadwaterCrow, Lake Broadwater

Later in the afternoon, I left Bev resting at the tent and went for a walk looking for photos in the afternoon light.

Around Lake BroadwaterAround Lake Broadwater Around Lake BroadwaterAround Lake Broadwater

We still haven't seen the mysterious inhabitant of the neighbouring tent - only heard coughing and a radio playing quietly.

A relaxing day. The sun was quite hot and Bev got a little sunburned as her hat doesn't shade the back of her neck. We will have to buy a hat for her tomorrow, although we might not find many shops open on a Sunday.

 


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