We had so much fun driving around and exploring Fraser Island, and will have a video with highlights from our trip when I get time to sit down and go through the hours of footage 🙈 but for now here’s another photo☀️🌴 if only all roads looked this good 👌🏻
Travel across the Riverina Murray region and you can go from the foothills of the Snowy Mountains to the Hay Plains, past rivers, rock formations and bushland, but this particular location? It's out of this world! World-Heritage listed Mungo National Park is a must-do for everyone at least once in their lifetime and this particular spot - the Walls of China - is one of the most photographed in the park! Thanks to @tabbecat for sharing this magnificent shot, we look forward to seeing many more of this amazing location over the coming weeks. #myriverinamurray#visitthemurray P.S. Do check the conditions and plan ahead before you visit, at the moment it's actually closed due to weather.
Aggressive Ants 🐜
A huge Bull Ant (Myrmecia sp.) wanders through foliage in the night. Australia has around 90 different species of bull ant and they are among some of the largest ants in the world! Some grow to over 2.5cm in length, and this one sat at about 2cm. Unlike many other ants that forage together and form lines to food resources, most workers in a bull ant colony will forage individually. Their combination of huge jaws and a powerful sting make it easy for them to take down a wide variety of prey. Though they are usually on the hunt for invertebrates, they will also gather other foods such as nectar. When disturbed, these ants can become quite aggressive, readily defending themselves and their territory. A sting from one can certainly be painful, and in some cases can even cause allergic reactions that can occasionally be fatal. The best way to avoid their stings and bites is to respect their space and observe them from a safe distance. I find that they also generally ignore your presence if you move slowly and gently around them.
Even when there’s pink flowers and beaches and the promise of adventure, there’s still all the everyday stuff. There’s washing and tantrums and foul moods, bickering siblings, dinner to cook and a budget to stick by. You just bring everyday life challenges on the road...although you do bring less of them; there’s not many obligations or schedules with this way of living and at this time of year I’m feeling particularly grateful for an empty calendar 🌸
Walking around the river at 5.45am in the morning holding a wine glass....not looking suspicious at all😛😂...hahaha
Ps..thats water in the glass!😂
Im just trying new techniques and learning how to provide different perspectives to the photos I take.📸😊