Brekky time, with the ROK and some gorgeous Riverland fruit at Katarapko Creek, Murray River National Park. Bit concerned about this morning though I have to say, cos I’m almost out of gas! EEEEK. I have enough Jack Daniel’s to put me in twelve comas, food to last me weeks, sprouts to last for months, a water filter that will provide me with over 500 litres of magnificent drinking water, but gas … nup. Bugger. I forgot to fill the gas. Twit. And yes, all the water I use for the ROK is purified by my First Need hand pump/purifier. I get the cleanest water I can out of the river or creek, and let it settle in a bucket, then hand pump to fill all my containers. Tis brilliant. Can’t light a fire in this national park until April 16.
PS Murray Princess paddlewheeler from behind. It was shot on her four night cruise from Mannum to Blanchetown, through Lock 1 and then back again.
Last night’s sunset on the Murray at the Murray River National Park, Lyrup Flats section. It’s downstream a bit from the Lyrup Ferry.
Dragonflies … doing stuff. Did you know that the male is really rough and almost drowns her in the process of all this procreating? She gets pissed off sometimes and eats him I do believe. Bit surprised she puts up with so much crap before.
Campsite at Katarapko Creek, Murray River National Park, not far by river to Loxton.
Farmhouse ruins near Big Bend Lookout, River Murray SA.
Lake Victoria, NSW. It’s managed by SA Water, but it’s just over the border in NSW. There are a couple of places to camp there – and a flushing loo, which is handy.
First Need XLE Water Purifier about to do its thing. I collect the water from the river or creek in a bucket, then pump it into my main drum and various bottles.
Brown Whistling Kite – they’re the ones that make that cool whistling noise, as their name suggests. :-) Have seen one dive very very fast and attempt to scoop up and abandoned Wood Duck duckling. The tiny thing, probably only a day or so hatched, was diving and swimming under the water to get away. Eventually made its way up the bank and towards some trees, but was exposed for some time before he reached cover. Not sure if he made it. Would be surprised if he did.
“Great coffee, anywhere” – Yes, it’s a marketing strap line, but it’s one we live by. We don’t just sell manual, portable coffee gear – we use and love it at home, on the road, camping – you name it. 564 more words