We went for a bushwalk recently near home, at Keira’s request. Apart from the unseasonaly warm early spring weather and mass of flannel flowers just coming into bloom, we had the added treat of seeing a water dragon up close. Although I have seen quite a few over the years, I still enjoy the sight of a wild, native animal like this up-close and very near to home.
It was Keira’s first time to see a water dragon and she only knew the concept of “dragon” from a few picture books – obviously not quite the same thing. Once our dragon walked away up the hill, Keira slowly walked after it for some time, unsuccessfully trying to track it down while mournfully crying out “dragon, dragon…”
The water in the background is Crater Cove and the photo is taken from Crater Cove lookout just of Dobroyd Park.
(Incidentally, I thought this was a reasonably good photographic result, given it was just from our little compact Sony and not from my usual EOS 50D)
The next challenge will be to try and snap some photos of the colony of fairy penguins that live under Manly Wharf…