Thursday, August 23, 2012


Mt Clunie from a knoll walk

We have just returned home from a very peaceful and beautiful stay at the Mt Clunie Cabins near Woodenbong. Jim and Fran, a very generous, gentle couple, run this low impact, very natural little business with 2 huts surrounded by National Parks, rainforests and almost deafening bird calls.

Although I have always been interested in birds in a fairly general way, I could easily become a more serious twitcher especially after Jim lent me his fantastic binoculars. The cabin is stocked with bird identification books and magazines to help me work out what I was seeing. Think I still need a lot of help in this area.

As usual, I spent a lot of time with my art work while Jenny got a lot of her needlework done. So we didn't really get stuck into exploring all of the rainforest tracks on the property which adjoins World Heritage National parks but managed a few of the shorter ones. Mt Clunie National Park is closed to vehicles and must be one of the most quiet parks around. We didn't meet a soul! How special is that?
 the cabin

mountain view from the hut area

Mt Lindsay view

Park entrance

Grass trees

Mt Clunie backdrop

We will definitely be back to visit this awesome spot and its wonderful owners.-  I forgot to mention the stars and ......the rather quaint gas lights in the cabins. (No power = no TV, radio  but a lovely log fire as it was quite cold)

...............and all the beautiful rusty farm bits which I'll post later. Now that I'm mentally refreshed, I can get back to all the other things on my ever growing LIST. My problem is getting sidetracked and losing myself in my art. Not always a bad thing, especially for me.


ersi marina said...

Looks and sounds lovely! Not seing a soul in days sounds like paradise to me right now that Beceite is swarmed with tourists. Will you offer us a glimpse of your work there?

Helen M said...

Wht a wonderful place to relax and re-energise. The perfect place for contemplation and artwork - look forward to seeing the results.