Sunday, November 7, 2010
The shearing shed.
One of my favorite places to spend Christmas is Kinchega National Park. A former glorious sheep station (the largest in the world) it ran from the 1860's through to the 1960s. Situated along the might Darling river and the Menindee lake system. It has a fabulous history. The Wool shed is amazing, as too are the shearers quarters and kitchen.
The shearing stands- You can sense ghosts here.
There is ample to see and do with lots of wildlife, fishing and swimming. Yes it get hot, (in fact it was 50c last time we were there),but you know what I like the most? No Computers, no T.V., no Radio and no phone signal. Its a reminder of how it was 100 years ago. Its peaceful and so iconic Australian
The shearers accommodation
With the wide spread rain it will be very exciting to see all the dry lakes full of water and the bird life that they support.
A Goanna enjoying a sun bake on a table
I am also looking forward to the trip as my son has promised to teach me how to paint....
Emu on dry lake bed
So that will make the 12 hour drive even more worth while!!