`Twas a dark and stormy night….

Storm clouds over Blowering dam

Storm clouds over Blowering dam

Well, it’s going to be a dark and stormy night by the look of things outside my tent. There has been lightning, thunder, rain and storm gusts that howled down the valley, it looks like I am going to have my first wet night camping in 2 months on the road. I guess I cannot really complain about that, can I ?

A lightning strike earlier this afternoon has started a bush fire in the forest at the other end of the lake, and there a couple of helicopters water bombing the fire now. I was hoping they would refill the buckets closer to me so I could get some action shots but no such luck.

The weather has not put off the local anglers, there are some tinnies still out there, and a couple more have just arrived and are sorting out their gear. I enjoy casting a line on a warm evening, but no way would I be trolling up and down the lake in a small dinghy on a night like this !

I suppose tonight’s weather is just karma, after the last couple of days lazing in a hammock on the banks of the Murrumbidgee:

Beach campsite on the Murrumbidgee

Beach campsite on the Murrumbidgee

No need for a tent, just an awning to keep the sun off during the day, and sleep under the stars in my swag at night. The only downer was that I ran out of beer …. :-[
And that the cockatoos made too much noise in the morning !

About Mike

A recently retired "Baby Boomer" , looking forward to having more time for my photography and travel.
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