Camping across NSW – photos part 1

After a very quiet few months once the threat of Covid started to recede we decided it was time to hit the road and go camping. The whole of September was set aside for a wander to the furthest Northern and Western edges of New South Wales. At that stage the state borders remained closed, so it was a good opportunity to explore our home state.

The geographic details and sketches I did on this trip were documented in my last post (see here) so I won’t say more about the route, but captions on the photos should explain where we were. It was an amazing trip, diverse and far reaching. We drove 3800 km and had cold weather, hot, flash floods, intense arrays of wildflowers, the Darling River flowing — all of which served to remind us there is so much to see in NSW.

These photos are from the first part of the trip, from the Warrumbungles to Dunlop Station on the banks of the Darling River.

Wattle in full bloom in Warrumbungle National Park

Author: anna warren portfolio

I draw, I paint, I am a printmaker. Always searching for the interesting detail in the world around me.

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  1. Anna, Thank you for sharing your photos from your trip. I love seeing all that you encountered. Your landscapes are so unique to me. Just love seeing Australia and the land that is yours!

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    1. The hard thing is trying to pick out the photos that summed up the experience – I think I may do a post just showing more of the flowers, I think many of them are quite unique, and perhaps one of the birds too. I’m so glad you enjoyed the virtual visit Cathe!

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  2. Fires, what fires? You’d never think last summer’s bush fires ever happened in NSW looking at these photos. Everything looks so verdant and splendid. The poverty bushes and pea flowers are particularly lovely. I am intrigued with your sneaky snake. Imagine how often we are close to secret creatures when we are out and about in the country or anywhere that there is a patch of nature. It is wonderful how you are making use of your drone for a different look at the landscape (and to catch out secret snakes).

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    1. The reason the is no evidence of the fires is because of where we were – once we crossed the Blue Mountains we were out of the burnt region. The November trip was where the fires were. More photos will follow. You are right about it looking verdant, there had been so much rain earlier in the year, and the flowers were just mind blowing, so different from when we were in these areas two years ago. We were quite shocked by the snake – it was clearly unfazed by us, and you are right, there are probably a lot of creatures watching us as we blithely go by. The drone has been amazing, it gives a completely different perspective of where we are.

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