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Pippin at the Gara River

It’s late Spring. The mornings can still be a little chilly but it warms up quickly. The overnight temperature dropped to 3.4°C (38°F) a few days ago, but daytime maxima currently reach into the low 30°C (90°F ).

Longer morning walks with the dogs are a daily occurrence – until it becomes too hot 🙂 It’s an 11 km (7 mile) round trip from home to the Gara River and back along local gravel roads. Here’s Pippin, our youngest Border Collie, enjoying the view (some ducks).

Macleay River at Bellbrook

About two hours from Armidale down the old Kempsey Road is the quiet village of Bellbrook. Here’s a photograph of the Macleay River at Bellbrook. This river rises hugely when in flood. The record is 23 m (75 feet) above the level you see here.