Clear blue sky morning with light frost.
Set off for my early walk into the forest roads and had only gone a kilometer or so when I saw some flashes of movement along a fire trail.
Started up the trail when suddenly I saw two foxes coming down,playing.
I was downwind of them and they did not see me even though I was in the middle of the track. I stood stock still and watched.
They continued to play (mating season) and got closer and closer. One then moved off into the forest and the other got within 8-10 meters of me before he suddenly saw me and took off like a shot. The whole thing took around 5 minutes.
I know how destructive they are to wildlife but it was truly a lovely experience to see them up so close in the wild.
Next I have an announcement to make about the Winnebago. After months of agonizing we have decided his name is---------------------------- Onslow as in "on slow".
Today we decided to start the day with a picnic and set out to find a suitable place. (Today's photo). Departed 1100.
Visited a nearby monestry and then continued on to Goulburn, visited Woolies and decided to head west. Used roads less travelled as much as possible to avoid the Hume.
Beautiful countryside in the prime of early Spring.
Fierce headwinds (they have wind farms here) kept our road speed average well below 80 but everyone including the hundreds of big trucks seemed very tolerant. No abuse over the radio.
This is a quaint little town on the Murrumbidgee River. We arrived around 1545 and chose a nice secluded campsite. While Gayle got organized, I fossiked on the showground /sports field turning up $16 in no time and a lovely 1911 threepence.
Spoke to some other campers who were heading to the pub for a meal and decided to join them for a drink. The pub sells boutique beers brewed in Canberra which are very nice.
Currently 5 degrees here and forecast minus 1 overnight with a max of 19 degrees.
Getting acclimatized for our return.
Considering we are nearly 700 meters above sea level the temperatures are not surprising.