Friday, January 11, 2008

Memories of an Australian childhood - a great 'away from it all' experience

Until this week I had never been to Gippsland, the eastern portion of Victoria that combines coast and parts of the Great Dividing Range and much of the native forest for which Victoria is famous (or infamous in some circles!). We found a great place - the Waterholes Guest House - nestled on the Nicholson River with no near neighbours and pristine river upstream (i.e. no human activity).

We saw many birds, including bower birds, king parrots, a lyre bird and many more, eastern grey kangaroos, black wallabies, a black snake, a large goanna and had the pleasure of a whole stream to ourselves at the height of the tourist season. Floating down the river was evocative of our childhoods spent in rural Australia.

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