After the Lucindale show we drove a short distance to a free camp on a lovely looking “fake” lake called Cockatoo Lake. When we arrived there were only a few campers but lots of locals there for the day with ski boats. Once they went home it was a lovely and tranquil .
It should have been called Corella lake as it was mostly very noisy Corellas you could see and hear. It was also very shallow. You could walk all the way across if you could stop your thongs from being eaten by the mud. We had a chat with one of the other campers who were in a bus pulling a trailer with a tiny Suzuki 4wd inside and 2 kayaks. They had been on the road for 19 yrs. He was nearly 80! M
Once the birds went to sleep it was very tranquil and a really beautiful spot. So, we really got a shock in the morning when shots rang out just at sunrise. They were quite close and then we saw that there was a hunter shooting ducks. I have never seen hunting and it was terrible. Just the sound alone being so close and the fact that the lake was not very big AND you could see nothing but mist in the morning which the hunters must have been using for camouflage. M
We packed up and got out of there even before breakfast. The lake was ruined for us. M