Monday, June 16, 2008

wattle point

Left Paynesville and headed out to Wattle Point, a headland overlooking Lake Victoria. There was nobody around so we had a peaceful night on the lake shore.

The forest was full of large yellow winged black cockatoos which are huge birds ( 60 cm ) and we saw 10 of them sitting in a post forest fire blackened banksia tree but they are not as bold as the sulphur crested and kept well away from us when we tried to sneak up on them.

Stopped off to look at the oldest swing bridge in Australia, built in 1883 to allow tall boats to enter the port of Sale, the bridge was turned manually on a system of cunning cogs and bearings. It has been restored and is swung open at weekends for tourists ( this was a weekday ) .

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