Monday 26th February, 2007. From the beginning of this post you would think that something monuments has happened. You may even have looked to see whether I included this post in my Monument-us Moments category. I didn’t, for those too lazy to look. The reason I started this post like that is because I was sick of saying, “Today we went to [insert place name here]“, or “Yesterday we did [insert what we did here].” So I started it the way I did. The explanation for the post’s start sentence is now finished. On to what happened.
So, a friend had birthday yesterday. And to celebrate it, he decided to go to Waterpark Creek, a National Park in the Byfield area. Being his friends, we went too. As soon as we arrived there, we all wanted to go for a swim. Waterpark Creek has excellent swimming facilities (just joking) including nice tall trees to jump off, and rope swings. There are also some submerged branches in the water, but they are only close to the bank.
There were also some English men there with their Aussie friends, who had competed in the recent sailing competition at Rydges. They were enjoying themselves a lot.
While I was swinging on one of the ropes there, I decided it would be fun to climb back up the rope. The only way this is possible is to use the your toes to grip the rope. Anyway, while I was climbing up someone from the English group saw me and said, “Hey, look what that kid is doing!”
They all looked up, and I think they were fairly amazed. They shouted out to jump into the water, but I didn’t want to get tangled up in the rope on the way down and end up hanging by my ankle, upside down, and dangling. After I had almost reached the top, I decided it was time to go down, so I did. When I got out of the water my toes hurt a bit, though!
After all the fun, we decided it was time to have our barbecued lunch. We had brought along some mushrooms and eggplant, but we forgot the onion (a bad mistake). Below are some photos of the eggplant on the barby.
Lunch finished, we needed a walk, so we went on the short rainforest circuit that starts just below the picnic area. The walk didn’t take long, and when we arrived back at the picnic tables we played around for a bit, waiting for the half-hour to pass so we could go for another swim.
Nothing eventful happened when we did, although I experimented with the camera and came up with the photos below.
Just before we were leaving, the person whose birthday we were celebrating decided sit under the deluge of water that was going over the causeway. A bubble of air is created when he sits under it, so he can breathe for a while. I took a few photos of that, and decided that the one below was the best. Because of that, it can be found on my photoblog, listed under the 26th February. I have included it below too.