Kookaburra, Carter’s Beach, Ulupna Island, Victoria (Camera: Nikon D3000 SLR)

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Birds

Kookaburra

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Koala, Carter’s Beach. (Nikon D3000 SLR)

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Koala Claws

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This adorable koala snoozed in the tree right behind our camper trailer. That’s a bit of canvas showing in the bottom left corner of the first photo.

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… ooh, I need a stretch …

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you still there?

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Carter’s Beach, (Murray River), Ulupna Island, Victoria.  (Nikon D3000)

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An Adorable Koala

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Just a few pics of our location – we were alone for the first night at this sandy beach, just outside the Barmah National Park, on the Murray River.

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Carter’s Beach, Ulupna Island … just part of it   (Nikon D3000)

The day after we arrived, we put up our new gazebo for the first time. Had a bit of luck there, picking up a heavy duty one at a camping store for just over half price. We got a fair bit of wind, now and then, and ended up taking it down for one night, so it wouldn’t get damaged, or cause damage!  It was easier to put up, second time round.

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Carter’s Beach, Ulupna Isalnd    March 2018 (Nokia Lumia 530 phone)

The kookaburras got more daring as time went on, revisiting us once all the weekenders went. We had campfires on our last days, when the weather cooled. Mornings were chilly, we were in shadow until after 8am or so.

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Kookaburra sitting on the handle of our spade, by the campfire  (Nikon D3000)

The kookaburras helped themselves to Vika’s dogfood, if I left her bowl uncovered. On our last evening, I’d removed the annexe walls and one of the devils perched in the sink – where I had three little scraps of cooling bacon for Vika’s treat.  The braver bird liked flying close, we would feel the wind of its wings as it swooped past.

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What’s for breakfast?  (Nikon D3000)

Vika pretty much pretended she couldn’t see it. A lot of the time, we had to keep her confined to her dog box, since she liked wandering off to other camps to bark at their dogs. It was like having a kid, one had to watch her constantly.

The only downside of our holiday, was – towards the latter part of our week – we were invaded by mice. Mr R. has acute hearing and could her them gallivanting about in the annexe. In the end, I had to pack away the kitchen sink inside its locker each night.

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Travels

Carter’s Beach, Ulupna Island, Victoria

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Hello people, so I’m up camping by the Murray River again, with no Internet or phone. Apparently, one can get a reception 3kms up the dirt track from Carter’s Beach, Ulupna Island, where we have set up our camper trailer. Arriving mid-week, ahead of Long Weekend campers, we got a prime spot. This photo below is a view downriver, looking back. You can just see the edge of the sandy beach on the far right bank.

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A pair of young kookaburras visited for the first days while we were on our own.

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A kangaroo and her half-grown joey are usually grazing nearby until the people begin moving about – haven’t got a photo of them yet. Wedge-tailed eagles loop by, almost daily.

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The most exciting part of our stay, by far, is having a koala in the tree behind our camper.

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I hope these pictures are okay – I’m working with a barely visible screen. ( Doing this blog post, we’re in a park at Strathmerton, using the Dump Point, checking the weather forecast, and  buying the Sunday paper.)

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Looks like we’ll stay until Friday or Saturday, since the weather will be okay.  We have a beaut sandy beach to swim from, lovely and shallow, too. Deep water and a fast river current freak me out!

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Other Stuff

Kookaburras, Eagles, & Koalas

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