Sunday, January 16, 2011
Glen Davis, Birding and Motorbikes!
The road to Glen Davis
With no auctions for the weekend, but with wet wether it was time to explore an old mining town called Glen Davis. There is a bird sanctuary there and the promise of 174 different species plus the drive through the old town made it for and interesting trip.
Some of the cliffs
Located about 45km in the beautiful Capertee Valley,(worlds widest canyon), Glen Davis was another old shale mine town, close to being abandoned apart from a few "die hard" home owners. The drive is also interesting as you border the Gardens of Stone National Park. I rather like the name, so a quick drive up some of the trails was in order. Whilst I did not see 174 species, there was still a nice view of Red-Rumped Parrot, Turquoise Parrot as well as Superb Fairy Wren. People with massive telescpoes and camera lined some part s of the road- a clear indication that the site is excellent for birding.
On Sunday I loaded the trailer with the motorbikes, esky, food , fuel, first aid kit and fishing equipement for the boys to enjoy a day on the farm. I sat under a tree by the beautiful fish river and red a book whilst the boys knocked themselves out for the day.
Ready to head out.
After many hours of riding and fishing it was time to head home.
Later that evening I kicked back with a beer and me old mate Midnight to watch some mindless DVDs.All in all a TOP weekend more than making up for the previous "fizzer" :o)