Thursday, 24 January 2008

thunderstorms and camping

We have a long weekend ahead and the weather is playing crazy with us so we can't decide (a group of 4 of us) whether to risk it and go camping or not. I love going up to the Murray River (about 3 and half hours drive) to camp in Barmah State Park. The huge red river gums and the completely awesome river are just wonderful to camp near. The park is full of koalas too so it's very cute to see their furry selves sitting in the trees chewing on gum leaves. Last time we were there one climbed down from a tree and tried to make its way to the river but couldn't work out how to get around our little dome tent (koalas have really bad eyesight). Eventually he made it though (sigh!) and then climbed another tree in front of us to chew leaves with a gorgeous orange sunset as back lighting. It was just incredible to watch.

So we'll make a decision about what to do based on the weather report this afternoon. They're predicting thunderstorms on and off which isn't much fun to camp in.

The image above is a new one of mine: tea stack - original drawing with digital colour.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a gorgeous spot! Hope the weather works out for you and you have a great time.