Sunday, 15 March 2009

Lovely leeches

Pines Camping Area, Watagan State Forest
This guy/gal had already stolen a loaf of bread!
Our first camping trips were short, making the best use of Nick's rostered days off. After the success of our January adventure, we returned to the forest for two nights in March (shortly before our Dubbo Zoo holiday).

It did rain a little while we were there but nothing major. There were a few leeches to keep Vaughan happy.

They were scooped up with mutterings of "come here my gorgeous" - and then kept in a (recycled!) 3-litre juice bottle!

Of course, the rest of us find it difficult to appreciate the beauty of the blood-suckers and Erin in particular generally wears her longest striped socks, hoping bright colours will deter any leeches (or she will spot them more easily when they attempt to assail her legs)!

(Vaughan's bottle of "lovely leeches" is resting on the seat in the second pic).

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