Thursday, September 15, 2011
We stayed in Toowoomba long enough to get new tyres, go shopping (it had been a month since the IGA in Coober Pedy!) and do some marking and then we were off again. We took the kids with us and they were super excited (they were picked up the next day, but we're here for a week). Last time we were at Coolmunda there was so little water that we were kayaking in the old creek on the eastern side of the dam. Now it's almost full and absolutely beautiful. Great waterfront views, kayaking, clean lake water, yellow-belly courtesy of our neighbours (thanks Bob & Toni), great weather (once the wind stopped on Monday), internet, TV... this just about has to be the perfect camp spot.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Camps book only showed a day-use area at Lake Bindegolly, east of Thargomindah, so we decided we'd stop there for lunch on our way to Yowah (opal fossicking!). When we picked up a brochure at the Visitor Information, however, it mentioned bush camping on the southern side of the road. We didn't get our hopes up, thinking it might have been a parking area on the side of the road... but it wasn't! Our one night stay has turned into four. The kayaking is great and we've seen some interesting water birds (Great Crested Grebes, Pink-eared Ducks, Baillon's Crake & Black-fronted Dotterel photos are below) and other wild-life.