Tag Archive: landscape
After posting the story This Is My Home I realised that I had been remiss in not including photos. Just to recap, when we came to Donald, we walked the bed of the Richardson River. The kids said ‘this looks like a river, so where’s the water?’
The Richardson backs onto itself so it creates an island. This island was lost, completely lost, by the time the rains had stopped. The Fish (photo below) lived on the island and most of the time you can even see where the poles went into the ground. It’s a good six feet up.
Recently my wife and I hired a campervan for a week almost on a whim. Our kids were very disappointed when we told them that it was only a two berther, so much so that Summer almost cried on the spot. You see they have the same travlling bug that we do, but this week was just for us to recapture our excitement (though our excitement never really disappears).
It was an excuse for us to travel around Victoria and just stop wherever we liked to look at whatever we liked. A chance to commune with the flora and fauna, wild and wilderness, sun and surf.
All of the family are packed into my little car and we are on the road again. This time for a wedding. The amazing thing about this wedding for us is that it is 800 kilometers away. By the way the number is not wrong – I did say eight hundred.
Our best option for getting there was a lazy 8 to 10 hour drive. Whilst most people would fall over at the thought of driving that long with kids in the car we, as a family, revel in it.
Our children, aged 8 and 6, can spot a bird of prey in a tree from a hundred meters away. I am not kidding.
The greatest thing about traveling by car, especially when you leave yourselves the time, is the amazing stuff you see. After five hours we have seen an incredible number of kites, hawks and eagles. As well as some emus, kookaburras and a landscape that is forever changing in front of our eyes.
Australia is just unique and beautiful. You just got to get out there and look at it. Don’t go to the capital cities – its boring. Go bush and see a world that you would normally miss.