This walk started at Orroral Valley in Namadgi National Park, just south of Canberra. We walked up to Nursery Swamp, turned right, and made our way up and over a saddle to Rendezvous Creek. Here we see Trevor saluting the occupants of a cleverly disguised alien spacecraft.
Orroral Valley to Rendezvous Creek
Much of Namadgi was burnt in the 2003 bushfires, but a surprising amount of the Rendezvous Creek area seems to have been unaffected. The kangaroos are certainly back in good numbers, and most clumps of trees in the valley had a mob making use of the shade on this morning.
The hills seem to have born the brunt of the 2003 fires, and the newly exposed granite gives them a look reminiscent of a Greek island.
Looking towards the Boboyan Road near the end of Rendezvous Creek.
The grey-green foliage here belongs to young wattle trees (acacias) that have sprung up since the fires. They will probably look quite spectacular when they're in flower.