Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Bunya Mountains

This post is long overdue, but I still wanted to put up some photos from our trip to the Bunya Mountains,

with this mob above. Aren't we a fine bunch?

Climbing liana-strangled trees was fun

and so was exploring unnervingly close to precipices and giving the parents white knuckles.

Max and Kees froze their bits off in this freezing waterfall! And guess what? We actually experienced the sting of the dreaded Giant Stinging Tree, after all these years. Les Hiddins (aka Bush Tucker Man) was right when he warned of the pain: naughty Kees was - gently - whipping Max with one of the leaves, and we thought Max was being a big wuss crying about it, until we realised what the leaf was. The noble but errant Keith quickly snatched the leaf away from Kees, stinging himself in the process. But, thanks again to Bush Tucker Man, I remembered that the sap of the Elephant Ear plant (Cunjevoi) which often grows nearby is an antidote to the stinging, and happily, that also was true!

The company was delightful and we had a great time,
especially after M and K went to sleep and we could all relax.
Thanks so much you lot for a really fun time. xx


  1. Awwwww.....you guys look lovely and like you had a great time. How is Kees going with his cast etc? I hope you are all doing ok. Love ya.


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