“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock, The Use of Life
A change of pace for this post. After writing about a hot, dry hike and burnt bushland last week I thought it was time for some lake relief. About 100km SW of Brisbane, Lake Moogerah is part of the Moogerah Peaks National Park and one of my favourite escapes. I usually make day trips but on one very memorable occasion I camped with my daughter in autumn and we were treated to a mysterious mist.
Rather than detail the events of each trip, this will be a photographic report of my combined visits to the Lake Moogerah area. I am sure the readers of this blog will enjoy a holiday from my long winded accounts anyway! I hope the images speak for themselves. We stayed at camping grounds right by the lake which enabled us to get up close and personal with the local waterbirds.
Weekdays are preferable as the jetski crowds descend on the weekend and disturb the serenity. On a few occasions we’ve walked the short but steep track to the summit of Mt Edwards, which affords a great view of the Fassifern valley. Mt Greville, visible across the lake, and Mt French are other peaks we’ve walked, and good choices if you want to avoid the masses. I’ll be writing about both in future posts. For now, here are some scenes from my Lake Moogerah escapes. Camping at Lake Moogerah with my daughter was a very special memory for me. It was one of those spur of the moment trips where I decided if we didn’t do it now, we never would. It was one of my better decisions, unlike last weekend, when the conditions did not really suit my hiking companion…
Just detectable through the mist, a graceful black swan.
Grass tree forest on Mt Edward summit walk.
Last photo courtesy of my son who first introduced me to Lake Moogerah.