This afternoon we went for a walk through Scott Conservation Park, where we are camped in Currency Creek.
We arrived hear on Sunday after leaving Adelaide and are soaking in the freedom and peacefulness, realising the constraints and pressures our stay in suburbia for just 6 weeks had placed on us (of course we had beautiful happy times with our family and friends too!)
We spent the whole day at camp today, and so wanted to explore a little more of the area.
The children have settled right back into the bush and immediately their imaginations ran free. Anusha brought the map for us to follow (from one of her Lego instructions ;)), and Elki informed us that ogres were nearby!
A dry creek bed runs through the park. We crossed it and followed the track into the surrounding bush land.
It’s so different from the wet, super dense forest that we are now accustomed to in Tasmania, and what we experienced in the Blue Mountains. It is so dry here, and more open, and the Gums beautiful in a different way; not as tall but more sprawling.
The first of several ogre footprints that were found, this one a baby’s!
There is something very beautiful about the contrast and starkness of a dead tree amidst a forest of green and the blue sky.
We came across a dried out billabong, or the sleeping place of a storm giant.
My baby fell asleep as soon as we started to walk, rocked by my stepping rhythm.
We discovered that the amazing grass tree spikes are perfect staffs, walking sticks, and according to Elki; Dai katana.
We continued on, the heat of the day increasing.
After stopping for a drink break the children ventured ahead whilst Scott and I strolled behind.
Alongside the track we caught glimpses of the eroded creek bed.
And after catching up with the children, crossed back over the creek and walked back to camp along the road; the children catching sight of an echidna waddling past.
We’ve started taking evening strolls along this road, spotting kangaroos in the adjacent fields, and last night we watched the moon rise from a beautiful glow to a shining orange globe.
Zubin woke up just before we got back spending the rest of the walk happy in his Dadda’s arms.
And thankfully we made it to camp before the ogres were upon us! 😄