This Easter weekend has been planned to be nice and slow, while Mick's knee heals. The weather has been absolutely glorious, with cool, crisp morning followed by nice, warm blue days.
We had in the back of our minds that on one day this weekend we might go for a drive and have a picnic. Today seemed like the perfect day. We phoned some friends, picked them up and off we went......to Burraga Dam. I blogged about the dam back here back in 2011, when we went for a bit of an explore. We have been back one day with the kayak, but I don't seem to have blogged about it that time.
We weren't sure how busy it would be, what with it being the Easter long weekend and all. There were heaps of people in tents and caravans, but it didn't feel too crowded. You wonder how they all hear about it, as it is secluded and doesn't even have a sign at the top of the road. However, apparently it rates a mention on quite a few of the free camping sites.
We found ourselves a nice spot close to the water and enjoyed our picnic lunch.
The dam was built for the tin mine about 100 years ago. It was looking a picture. I love the little water lily growing near the reeds.
Mick tried his hand at catching a fish off the dam wall. No luck, which meant he didn't have to deal with cleaning a fish, so he didn't mind at all.
We wandered down below the dam wall. The water cascading down was so very sparkly. Just lovely.
We noticed some slippery jack mushrooms near one tree. This is prime time for mushroom foraging in the forests in the area. I don't know enough about them to have a go.
We went for a wander along the foreshore. You can see that there is still room to move.
We will get out there with the van one day, hopefully later in the year. It was the first place I mentioned as a destination for a weekend, so we must make it happen.
Meanwhile, today was really relaxing, just lazing around. It was a pity we had to come back to town. I think there would be nothing better than sitting around a camp fire out there tonight.