A land of contrasts

We are back on the road again after having our campervan repaired. Australia is such a wonderful country with incredibly different landscapes. It certainly is a land of contrasts. We have travelled through the Great Stony Desert with hardly a blade of grass to be seen anywhere and now we are in the midst of rainforests!

We try to bushcamp wherever we can and have found some fabulous spots to set up for the night alongside waterholes or creeks.
Tonight we are at the Kauri Campsite in the Danbulla National Park overlooking picturesque Lake Tinaroo. We haven't had much access to the internet for a couple of weeks, but amazingly tonight we are in range of our wireless broadband. It was too dark to take a photo of this fabulous spot when we set up camp, but it is the priority tomorrow morning before we go exploring the surrounding bush.
We continue to see some amazing wildlife, especially birds. There were many brolga on the side of the road during our travels around the Gulf of Carpentaria. We love watching them.

I have to confess I haven't done much stitching, mainly because the light is not very good at night and we are so busy bushwalking and being lazy during the day! This is the fabulous Konabay panel that I have brought with me. I intend to do a lot of embroidery on it and make it into a wall hanging.

I had a lot of fun finding all sorts of threads to use.

Meanwhile I sit and wonder what my project looks like in the Country Threads Kids Special which should be out in the shops now. My loving daughter, Janelle, is looking after the mail for me while we're travelling, so I haven't seen the magazine yet. I had such fun making The Refrigerator, so I hope people will enjoy making it.
Happy stitching!
Val

2 comments:

Janelle said...

Hi Mum
I do have your Country Threads Magazine... as usual your project looks great (and familiar!)! It's featured on the contents page, on page 6 and then on page 20.

KaHolly said...

Val, I decided to read your blog from the beginning, and I have to stop here to tell you how much I am enjoying your 2009 camping vacation so far! ~karen