As is the way, the weekend we were due to go originally in October was glorious.. sunny, mild, a great weekend to be alive. The weekend we went was overcast, wet (very wet), cold, and one to remind us its best to stay rugged up in the nursing home.
After leaving Lorne, we eventually arrived at the Big 4 Holiday village in Wye River , I say eventually as I think we broke our record for U turns. Once there, we booked in and then got lost INSIDE the Holiday village... it sounded simple enough, drive on through the gate, turn left, then left at our 'street' Currawong Way.. how many times can you do a U turn in a caravan park? LOTS.
The sign for our street was non existent. The numbers didnt run logically. Watched by the increasingly curious gazes of other cabin dwellers, all who seemed to know where THEY lived we drove around, and around, and around. On our last U turn before asking for help we tried a street with no name and found our home!
Once parked, unpacked and settled in we starting 'arting'. Our goal was to complete some dolls that Lucy's hubby John had cut from MDF (like Mary Jane Chadbourne's class). We didnt get too far though as we were exhausted from the drive and multitude of U turns.. so it was an early night.
Next morning brought the abundance of wildlife we were to see all weeknd.. birds, koalas, kangaroos.. we spent loads of time on our deck feeding the visitors.. first thing in the morning we were up and out of bed, coffee in hand, bread bag tucked under the arm to wait for the 'guests'
At one stage there was three kookaburra's on our railing..
and King Parrots that ate out of your hand...
the highlight of our weekend was a visiting Koala.. he/she came by saturday afternoon and stayed till monday morning...
He/She stayed in the tree all Sat night and Sunday.. the tree looked a lot barer for food once they left!
We didnt see half the things we planned to see.. but had a great time.. and got some art done....just two dolls... the one on the left is mine, and Lucy's is the one on the right
pic was taken monday morning before we left, and yes, as you can see it was still overcast, wet and foggy when we left.. so much for playing it safe and going in December!