Another lovely weekend spent camping with some good friends. Some photos below. Enjoy. :)
You need a 4x4 to get to this place
|Crossing a fallen tree. It was wonderful to see my children helping each other cross these obstacles.|
|More fallen trees along the path. It's all part of the adventure. :)|
Bolonaphora buds along Pine Trail
|Bolonaphora in bloom (found near the buds)|
|A wild flower, found along this trail. There are also many herbs found along this trail.|
|It's worth looking carefully into bushes and grass to discover tiny species like this. This was just about 1 cm in length.|
Love the colour here. Again, some sort of fungus. Sorry for my lack of scientific names. ;P
Then the sun set, and as it grew dark, the amazing insect orchestra of the forest came alive!! We stood in a huddle in that darkness listening, and while we were at that, the bats decided to fly around. It's amazing that some flapped quite close by us so we felt the power of their wings!
|This was taken shortly before sunset. Always love the moon in Frasers Hill. It somehow looks closer and more beautiful there.|
|Night was spent watching the moon through our binoculars. I hope to invest in a good telescope soon.|
|An attempt at taking a shot of the moon.|
Trekking on Bishop Trail
This is how most of Bishop is, a trail covered with roots. So be careful not to trip
Some areas are very narrow and once as Jo was trekking, a large part of the ground below her left feet gave way and she tumbled a little. I grabbed her on time. She was slightly shaken but continued as usual
Jo had this leech bite. She yanked the leech out by herself.
So go trek Frasers. Remember, nature has full of surprises in store. We never see the same things twice, but we discover new things each time we trek. Some tips when trekking.
1.Wear long pants and long sleeved shirt. I say this, because twice I've been stung by some unidentifiable insect leaving a horrible itch for weeks!
2. Use mozzi guard, it will help to keep most leeches away.
3. Trek silently, keep alert. Beautiful things don't always appear right in front of you, they may be beneath logs, on trees, under bushes anywhere! I always tell my children to be on the look out, and many of the things you see here were spotted by my children.
4. Breath deep and relax. Don't be anxious or in a hurry. If you're constantly worried about falling down, and avoiding this and that, chances are you will not enjoy your trek, and neither will you see much.
5. Listen for sounds and the rustling of leaves. We spotted several interesting bird species, insects and chipmunks because of this.
6. Bring lots of water and energy boosting snacks for your children. Don't forget the binoculars and camera. Enjoy! :)
@All photos copyright of Martha@poundthegarlic.blogspot.com
This Post is linked at Happiness Is