When friends invited us to join them after the New Year for a bit of camping we jumped at the chance. It was a chance to turn the stubborn return of hot dry weather into a bonus.
|we use our fantastic VW camper to it's full potential way too seldom. I am not really big on NYs resolutions, but we really should get away a lot more in 2013.|
|I also resolve to harden up and overcome my terror of mountain biking. Look how lovely, but I wimped out after just a few kms!|
|We went for a fantastic hike, and I swear I saw 6 or more different orchids. We will be returning a few times in winter hoping to see some in bloom!|
|Lots of damaged big trees remain a legacy of Cyclone Yassi, but the up side is canopy plants brought down to ground level for admiration|
|We tried to imagine how long it must have taken the field crews to clear this trail. It must have been heartbreaking for the Parks Staff to see so many down.|
|I don't know if this is an orchid or a lily, still trying to find a good reference book... may have to cheat and ask a friend|
|Thanks to the new marked trails we safely found our way to a magnificent lookoff . I'll admit my legs are sore today, but it was so worth it.|