Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy (wet) Australia Day

We have been getting a lot of rain down here at the Gold Coast lately, and for a while I thought that Australia Day would be entirely rained off...however there was just enough sunshine to entice people (like me) to go out for a walk...and even a swim...Drove up Currumbin far as the creek would permit...

Some amazing flows going over the rock ledges, cliffs and boulders...too rough for me to swim although there were some hardly individuals who were in the creek (in slower moving areas!)

Some beautiful fungi and lichens emerging out of the wet weather...

Mycena sp

Trametes sp

Metallic turquoise lichen

Trametes sp

Mycena minya

Mycena sp becoming someones lunch

The forest enveloped in cloud...

Driving back out of the valley the temptation to swim became too great, so with more than a little trepidation I flopped into the swimming hole where some agile teenagers were having so much fun...

Despite looking more like something Greenpeace should roll back into the surf I did have a great time and for the first time in a long time relaxed and enjoyed the thrill of the moment.

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