The Mitchell River Walk

Recently we did the Mitchell River walk as neither of us had done our usual early morning walk.  We drove into Bairnsdale and did the walk that included the part that is used for the Park Run.  It was a beautiful day with just a light wind to make sure that we didn’t get too hot.  The actual walk is over the bridge and down the other side of the river but we kept on the same side and walked a bit further along the river.

We were surprised by the amount of wildlife we encountered on the track.  We particularly enjoyed seeing the smaller bird life as we seem to generally only get the larger birds in our garden.  We saw many blue wrens as there was dense bush for them to take cover from larger birds.

This is the first water dragon we encountered.

Look at the length of that tail.  The dragon was not at all worried about us.

Further along the track we came to the bat colony which I have posted about previously.  The flying foxes are still there in large numbers.

On the return part of our walk we came across another dragon, not the same one!

First bike ride for the year

This is the first part of our bike ride.  We drove to Eagle point and parked the cars then rode along to the tip of the Mitchell River silt jetty and back.We then headed to Paynesville for lunch and then back to the silt jetty.

The silt jetties are used extensively for fishing and there were several fisherpersons there today.

The day was overcast but excellent for bike riding.  We had lunch at Pier 70 in Paynesville.

On the return ride to the silt jetties we spotted a mob of kangaroos.

There were about fifteen beside the tree and another four or five in the distance.  You are never far from wildlife here in East Gippsland.

‘Tis the silly season. . . .

Silly mid-on, silly mid-off etc.  Australia is in the throws of an Ashes Series so cricket is at the top of my agenda at the moment.

I might mention that the Big Bash League is also in full swing.  I thought that there could be no better time to read this autobiography.I am really enjoying the read and at the same time I am learning a bit about the way a cricket team operates behind the scenes and the relationships among the players in a team.  It is an entertaining read and is a bare all account of his cricketing career.  He has been controversial at times and it was interesting to read his version of various events.

If you are a cricket fan then this is well worth a read.