A difficult theme for me this week as I don’t take many night photos, but one memorable illuminated moment was during our stay in Sydney, just before Christmas, I watched the magnificent Sydney Town Hall illuminated with magical lasers and computerized images and I took a short video of it.
Then I remembered all those magical moments around camp fires, cooking over the coals in the camp oven. Watching the sunset illuminating the sky in a rich red glow. Enjoying a glass of wine as the casserole simmered. The fire light flickers and illuminates a small circle while the rest of the surrounding bush disappears into dark shadows.
Preparing the chicken casserole
The sun sets in a ball of fire
Enjoying a glass of wine while dinner cooks
Damper cooked in the camp oven is ready to eat
Jack waits patiently for dinner
Another camp site sharing a meal with new friends
Beautiful memories of time spent exploring and camping in the Australian bush. I hope you have enjoyed your short stay around some of our camp fires.
Thank you Ailsa for this weeks theme. It has brought back all those memories. Go over to “Where’s my backpack” to see the many lights on Ailsa’s post.
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Jarrah forest, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.
Next leg of the journey takes us into the Jarrah forest area and we take a side trip to Dwellingup, a charming township. The gardens and parks are a mass of roses in full bloom and a very interesting heritage centre explains about the forestry industry. Walking tracks take you around the forest surrounding the centre with interpretive signs and labels and explanations on the trees.
Dieback is a major problem and the day we were there they had a programme of injecting the trees with a chemical to build up the trees resistance to the disease and school children of the area were helping.
We decide that tonight we will camp in the forest. Armed with mud maps from the tourist info centre we turn onto a dirt road leading deep into the forest. The first camp site does not appeal to us so carry on further along the track, which gets narrower…
Eventually we come across a narrow side track and it is fairly level, so carefully drive in, then set up camp. It is so peaceful, we put out the chairs and make a cuppa. We feel like real gypsies…
I hear a loud scuffling sound, “sounds like a large kangaroo” I say. Suddenly a mountain bike rider bursts from the bush, I don’t know who gets the biggest surprise. “There are 9 others following me ” he calls as he disappears into the bush again…