Freedom camping on the river this time….

Matilda parked right on the banks of the river

The view from my front door…

How good does it get…

After 340 kilometre of steady driving and not being so lucky with the road works as I had a number of waits at one lane sections. I pulled into this idyllic free camping area. Being Saturday it already had family groups set up for the weekend, but still plenty of places left, camping is allowed on both sides of the river.

The “beware of crocodiles” sign did not put any one off, dogs and children were swimming, people out in their “tinnies” fishing others trying their luck from the bank. A group of youngsters enjoying the thrills of a jet ski, putting up sprays of water as they turned and weaved around. I sat relaxed with my coffee watching all the action.

Good shot

Wonder if he has caught anything yet…

Jet ski hi-jinx

Plenty of entertainment. The neighbour wandered over to warn me about the midges and mosquitos, she had been badly bitten. I thanked her and lathered myself in repellent.

I had the shade of a tree and cool breezes from the river. I slept well….

Look what I woke up to this morning….



It is now 8-30am, time to pack up and hit the road. Today I head for Bundaberg and I am planning to take the back road. Even though it is Sunday I think it will still be slow through the road works on the Bruce Highway…

So see you later I will see what today brings….

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17 thoughts on “Freedom camping on the river this time….

  1. Podziwiam Cię, ja też tak chcę…..


    • Thank you for calling in and leaving a comment. I asked Google for a translation and it came up with “I admire you” That is a lovely comment.


  2. Reblogged this on Memories are made of this and commented:

    Ailsa’s theme this week brought back memories of camping alongside rivers. The Calliope river in Queensland is one of my favourite rivers and the best part, it is free. This is a post I did in 2012 as I headed home on the last leg of a trip from Darwin.


  3. Bathmat

    Stunning sunrise.


  4. What a fab view from Matilda’s parking space


  5. Wonderful pictures! So happy to see Matilda back in action!


  6. Gorgeous photos!


  7. Words and photoes told a story as if I were there.


  8. Beautiful! When I was young, I would have been one of those people on the jet ski. But now that I am older, I scowl when my tranquil moments vaporize from obtrusive noises!
    What a beautiful way to start the day! I hope that it was a good one! Z


    • Fortunately they didn’t keep going on the jet ski for too long. I prefer peace and quiet with my coffee, but it was entertaining for a short while. Yes it turned into a very good day


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