The last day.
Some campers were up very early and we heard the car leaving the campground, we were in no hurry and try to sleep in. The “problem” with ‘sleeping in’ in a tent is that, as soon as the sun gets up, you are awake and can’t sleep anymore. It’s not a real problem because the early morning is the best part of the day. Crisp clean air and the light is the great for photography as was it this morning. A clear sky, apart from a few white fluffy dots shattering the bright blue. No threat of rain and although we didn’t have any rain overnight, the tent was wet as was the grass. The air must have been very damp. We had our breakfast, packed the tent and other stuff in the car and drove to the other side of Booloumba falls (8.5km) to visit the place from there.
Around a bend in the road I hit the breaks. This huge beast was staring at us but only for a few seconds, then it ran of. It was a wonderful encounter with a big dear, antlers and all. We parked the car on the P place and started walking towards the Falls. An easy walk to the falls (2.5km return). Somewhere along the track was a sign with the promise of a lookout. We couldn’t find the site where nice views could be taken in but went a bit further over the great walk-track to see how the track was for future reference. It has our approval. Tracing back and taking the site track to the Booloumba Falls. Some other people were there as well and they decided to go for a swim. Another group with kids arrived to take a dip.
It seems that this place is very well known by the locals as a great swimming place although I was assured that the water was quite chilly. We returned to the P-place and after having enjoyed our coffee, we drove further along the dirt road to Peters Creek car park. (4.7 km). At some places, the road was still wet and mud was pushed up by several 4WD’s passing this part of the road.
At peters Creek is a nice forest walk with signs explaining what sort of trees and other flora are growing in the area. Although the signs show some heavy wear and tear which make them hard to read. Returned the same way and had lunch at the Booloumba P-place. While we were enjoying the sounds of the forest, bird whistles and calls, another raw sound was closing in. Moments later a 2WD sedan (Holden SS) raced past the P-place. Later we saw the car at the camping, the front was very wel damaged. Mate, the warning at the entrance of the park said, “high clearance 4WD only”. Some times I don’t understand people. Ignoring the signs and damaging a beautiful car. They could have been stucked as well. Time was up and home was calling.
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