A bird on Leichardt lagoon
Because my lap top is so slow, just to post photos to my blog, I grow a beard just waiting for the bloody things to load....but here goes again.
We left Normanton and headed for Leichardt Lagoon, only a half hour down the road. Now, all of sudden we have become the experts at free camping (not) however this destination was going to be another challenge, however we had all the confidence in the world.
We were told about Leichardt Lagoon when I was working as a guide during my guiding days at Undara in 2010, and have heard a lot about it since. So along with our friends Ray and Val we headed off to Leichardt Lagoon.
We arrived and were met by Lionel and Val, the seasonal caretakers. What great people they were. Lionel showed us to our site, and Ray and Val set up near us. I wandered around and gave all the neighbours the courtesy of our generation needs, only to be greeted by "don't worry us mate" we have one too.
See Leichardt Lagoon has toilets and showers, various untreated water taps, but no power. That's cool, we have got everything we need. We settled in very quickly, and me being the sticky beak I am, I just had to wander around to other campers, and old 'have a chat" here, got to know most at the camp spot.
The dunny and shower block
We had a great time at Leichardt Lagoon. had a community BBQ, went down to the Norman River for look, and had many ales of refreshing amber liquid. It was sad to leave, as I could have spent a week or so there. There are many permanent campers that come up for the winter. Not to sure if i could stay here for months on end...............but to each his own.
Here are a few photos.
Watch out for those snapping hand bags and bities
A magnificent sunset over the lagoon
Ray, Val and the Bride at the BBQ (not one of my better shots)
Some luckless fisherman with Ray and Val looking on
The camp fire.....good stuff
Our camp spot with Ray and Vals' rig next to us.