From our travels in December… Such a great spot in the forest. This free camp is just outside Heywood, Victoria. It’s a busy place, and you can see why, barely off the main road and you feel like you’re miles from everything. There was an awesome thunderstorm there our first night that came in as the sun was setting. The result was a lovely orange colour in the sky, everything looked like it was glowing. Beautiful. We miss those Arkansas thunderstorms we used to get, this was a real treat to hear the rain pouring down on the caravan and the extra loud claps of thunder. Lovely rosellas looking for some food, they knew just what to do and obviously had been fed this way before. Jitterbug (7) was especially pleased when one landed right on top of his head and crawled its way down to his hand. Ladybug (5) had to be very patient as she didn’t get a chance to feed one the first time around, but they came back later and she had her chance. The real highlight was when we were eating our sausages and there was a kookaburra watching us quietly from a nearby tree. We left half a sausage on a plate, and once he was sure we weren’t looking he swooped down right in between the kids and grabbed it. He’d waited a good ten to fifteen minutes for that opportunity and had the kids laughing their heads off! We went on one of the nearby walks to a whalers’ lookout. There was a fire in the area earlier in the year and the colour of the black trees against the green ferns was just striking. Ladybug climbed up on this tree stump for a picture, as soon as she got down little Turbobug quickly went over for his turn. :) Ladybug had her scarf tied around her head and trailing down her back in order to pretend she has long hair like Rapunzel. Here we are! This is while the kids were trying to get the birds to come eat from their hands. The little guy is asleep over there in his pram by the car. While we were here we had our first campfire of the trip. A friend had given Skeeterbug a s’mores kit for his birthday and we happily tried it out. It’s a treat because graham crackers are not readily available here. We only stayed here two nights but would happily return given the opportunity.