It was a day for observing smaller wildlife. Our camp site was a short walk from the Howqua River and we wandered down after breakfast, hoping for a mid-morning swim.
Of course, Vaughan was particularly keen to get wet!
The water sparkled in the sunshine and looked very inviting, so I perched on a rock and paddled my feet. I had my back to Nick, so heard rather than saw him being pulled over by Bandit (the dog).
In the confusion, I left my thongs too close to the water's edge and watched one sailing past as I checked on Nick's well-being.
Once equilibrium (and thong!) was restored, we all enjoyed sitting by the river.
In admiring my surroundings, I noticed this dragonfly, mainly because her wings were shimmering with water droplets.
As I inspected her more closely, I could see she was busy laying eggs - hundreds of them!
How neat is that?! It was a highlight of our day and has prompted some discussion since.