Once we had enjoyed this park for as long as we could ... we decided to head to Flanagans Reserve. It has the creek and is a large area with lots of wildlife. It also had heaps of people and their dogs and kids camping this weekend. Even the managers were impressed with the turnout.
We decided to camp in the "top" section as the "lower" section was caravan city!
So once set up we headed for the the Logan River which happens to flow conveniently passed. I'm the only one of us that actually swims in the water and it was delightfully cool. The water was up a bit since our last visit too. Most likely due to our interesting weather of late.
Warning: Wet thongs and rocks = Cankles. Be Aware! You will lose your dignity and possibly damage your ankle or thongs.
There is some rumbling in the distance and I recommend that The Kid chuck the tarp over his camp. I've been in a thunder and lightning storm in a tent before and I know that it's uncomfortable. Always better to be safe than sorry I reckon. We do get a sprinkle, but nothing major.
Glenn settles in and then proclaims he should have bought his dog. I know mine had a look of disgust (or was that pleading brown puppy dog eyes) when I left without them telling them they had to stay home. They now know what they are missing out on, and yes, they would have loved it here. Except maybe for sleeping in all the meat ants as Glenn won't let them in the camper.
So we set up the obligatory stones around the fire and proceded to cook some lovely T-Bones for dinner with yummy vegies.
Next days see's clear blue skies and a perfect cooling breeze. We are seeing many lizards around the reserve ... Martens Lizards and Bearded Dragons. Here's one I got Glenn to wrangle ... we love these guys at home. They really are so cute.
Got into the Ladies before the rush started ... seems they all followed me there. Take your own loo paper. They have 1 ply which is not the issue ... getting it out of the holder is a whole other story.
We start packing up and are done by lunchtime. I suggest another solo swim in the creek and by the time we go to head off it's after 1pm. As soon as we leave the premises it starts to rain, so the early pack up was a good idea. I get a great shot of Mount Maroon out of the car window as we head off up the road. It's been our view for the weekend. Flanagans is over the hill in the foreground.
Trip Kilometres: 260
Trip Duration: 48 hours