Click for photos (and press F11) of a great week I spent with some fab people camped by a billabong, under the shade of a coolabah tree in Currawinya national park – which is some dry lakes out in the desert that flood and fill once in a decade or so, out in the arid west of Queensland. They say fish eggs wait for years in the desert, and hatch when it rains, to grow into fish. This has been going on for thousands of years, and again It flooded recently and Lou made us go out to look at fifty thousand freeloading pelicans currently nesting and feasting there, in a semi-desert 1000 km from the sea. Opals grew there some 200 million years ago. This dry, dry country was flooded a few months ago and although most sensible people wanted to dam the water to grow cotton and grow the economy, the bloody Greenies won – and as a result the cotton crop is smaller than it could be and the birds have moved in, big time; of no benefit to taxpayers or shareholders – it is a disgrace if you ask me. Some pictures are here, there may be more later .