Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Yabbie, Yabbie, Yabbie - Oi, Oi, Oi"

The weather has been warm again so we've been off to the local water hole for a swim. I love the fact that it's a 15 minute walk from our home. We're so lucky to have this so close to us.

This water hole is right next to the bushwalking track, making it an ideal spot to dangle your toes in the cool water on a hot day. It was a lot shallower last weekend when we went for a bushwalk through here but it has filled up a bit from the rain we had earlier in the week - OK for older kids but a bit tooooo deep for Little Lou.

........ a close up of the waterfall - home to a number of very feisty yabbies!
(Watch your toes!..)
When we got there yesterday, I got talking to a teenage boy who grew up in the area. He was telling us that this water hole used to be so deep that you could dive into it and jump off the rocks into the water. Over the years it has filled up with sand ( a lot of the rock around here is sandstone).

This spot is just right for little people - not too deep. Katie and her brothers are trying to catch yabbies and little fish.

Katie caught 2 yabbies and a fish (which ended up being the yabbie's dinner). She got a first hand lesson about the food chain. Katie felt bad about the fish being eaten. Next time she said she will bring 2 buckets - one for fish, and one for yabbies.
Katie did a sand sculpture of the yabbie and let her yabbie friend go with a full tummy.

Some locals that share the waterhole with us .......

Crimson Rosella
I feel like a bit of a goose. Last night I was editing my blog roll and talking to my 5 year old son at the same time. I clicked on the wrong button and managed to delete my blog roll! Now I'm brain storming, trying to remember who was on my blog roll. So please don't be offended if you've been on my Blog roll and find you are no longer there. It is slowly being reinstated (LOL).


willow and moo said...

That watering hole looks so wonderful.

I accidentally deleted my blogroll months ago, and I didn't even have a child to blame! LOL

Mette aka mettuska said...

What a lovely place you have there! And I love your scarf and maidens :)

karisma said...

Oh that waterfall looks lovely! I am just dying to come to the mountains for a visit. Been putting it off due to so many commitments here but so wanting to climb those mountains. Its been a while for me. My man will not venture so far from the beach so it makes it hard for me.

I am planning on leaving him behind though and coming very soon to stay with my SIL at Leura for a few days.

Love the yabbie pictures. I won't show Zak he will try and adopt some. LOL

Marrissa said...

Wow I have never seen yabbies that colour before! Around my hometown they are just all grey. The waterfall/hole looks beautiful!

Louise said...

what a beautiful spot for a cool down on a hot day.

Cloudia said...

What a fun post! Great pics.
Glad that yabbie made it home safely too.

I'd love to be on your blogroll, just saying.... :)

Aloha, Friend!

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Lynne said...

Looks like fun!

(Don't forget me!! LOL)

Leanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous spot!!

sunnymama said...

Looks like a wonderful place! Great pictures. :)