On the spur of the moment Dave and I decided to go camping during the past week. It was pretty much me making “I want to go and take some photos of misty landscapes” noises that spurred us on but as is typical there was very little forward planning. We basically grabbed the camping boxes form the shed, piled in a heap of blankets and pillows (I don’t like roughing it if I don’t have to), grabbed food and camera gear and off we went.
We headed down to the Toonumbar National Park in New South Wales and found ourselves in a small clearing camp-spot and set up our gear. We spent a lovely evening over the fire chatting. Thankfully when the rain came down we were well tucked up in our comfy tent and stayed nice and dry. It did mean however no mists for me as the rain wished them all out but it was still great being out of the city.
Next day we went 4 wheel driving down to the Toonumbar Dam where I had a bit of a play with some autumnal trees and water.
From there we went down into the neighbouring Richmond Range National Park which is known to have the greatest variety of frogs, snakes and birds of any of the regional parks. Thanks to Daves sharp eyes I was saved an up-too-close-encounter with a Red Bellied Black Snake. Thankfully it was still quite cold and the snake was sluggish enough for me to get some shots
My favourite spot was actually on the homeward journey where we passed over a bridge over the western edge of the Hinze Dam. The dead trees were stunning in the late afternoon light and I just had to call a photo stop.
Gotta say – it was lovely just to be out and about again with camera in hand.