Not really within our realm, but of much interest anyway. With a long weekend and perfect weather what else would you do but go bush?
The Tilpa to Tongo road was open with water still flowing over it. And they are the exact conditions we were looking for. The bird life was amazing. We camped by the eastern edge of the channels, and the morning chorus was magnificent.
I cant begin to list all the birds. Just know that when the conditions are right, it is the place to be. We were also lucky with the weather. All our photos show glorious clouds. They did not rain on us, but there was evidence everywhere that we had not long missed the passing showers. Some of the roads would be impassable with much rain.
Peery Lake was full to the brim. The bird life was far less there than anywhere else on the weekend. But I guess that the birds want to wait until the water is receeding, exposing mud flats before they congregate in their large numbers. The day use area of Peery Lakes is the most exposed and uninviting place I’ve seen for some time. And there was nowhere else to camp. At least at night, with all the big lights out, it was beautiful.
If you get a chance, get out back in western NSW and take the time to see what water does to the arid inland.
June 11th, 2008 - Posted in Places to Visit | |