MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER CURRAWINYA NATIONAL PARK
The first night’s sleep in the new tent was fine. It was really quiet at night out here – we had started to forget the quiet of the bush at night.
The height of this dome tent is what we needed. It was much easier getting dressed when one could stand up!
We spent the day relaxing around camp. The day was fine but not hot.
I wandered about, taking photos of the camp area. I was rather fascinated by the expanses of river gum tree roots exposed by erosion during floods. The root systems extended over such a large area.
It was very pleasant by the waterhole and without crowds of people around.
It was John’s birthday – a fact I managed to totally forget!
The Ranger came by during the afternoon, to collect our camping fees, and even when discussing dates with him, the 24th didn’t register as significant. It turned out, later, that John was quite pleased I forgot, because it “evened” us up for when he forgot mine a couple of years ago!
The riverbank tree reflections in the waterhole in the late afternoon, and at dusk, were worth trying to photograph.