Saturday, 13 June 2015

Wildlife At Donnelly River Village

Donnelly River Village is an old timber mill town now used as holiday homes. It is a very popular spot in the Karri Forest to just get away and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. There are no TV's in the cottages, no mobile phone coverage, no internet. If someone needs to reach you they can leave a message at the General Store and it will get passed onto you. Board games are the norm in the evening rather than being glued to the TV, bush walking during the day or just sitting back with a good book.  The wildlife  roam freely around the village, visiting each cottage to see what is available for dinner.  This great spot is like a step back into the 1950's or 60's. The cottages have retained that feel, but with a few mod cons such as microwave and electric cookers. All have wood burning stoves for that snuggly winter feel. Here are a few of the animals that visited our cottage.
Linking today with Eileen's Saturday Critters






This emu headed straight for our table and tried to take a scone. The caretaker came to our rescue with a broom in hand, apparently the emus don't like the broom, maybe they think they will be turned into one.

 
 







13 comments:

  1. What a great place to visit and get away from it all. It must have been so fun to see the emu and what I'm guessing are wallabys. Wonderful post!

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  2. It must be a very relaxing place. I visited a place "unplugged" from the world recently and I found I got tired/sleepy at a good time. Better than I do at home. It is always good to have a nice rest and enjoy the nature around you. Great shots.

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  3. It does look like a great place for a getaway, I love the critters and the birds. Are they wallaby's, they are so cute. I love the closeups! This is my kind of place, I would love it there. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. They are kangaroos Eileen and Stacy, sorry I should have put what they are, the big birds are emus

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  4. Love the photos.
    My father was stationed on your side of the world during WWII. We loved to hear about the kangeroos.

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  5. Great place to visit. Enjoying your critter shots.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2015/06/butterfly-and-cheese-beef-fusilli.html

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  6. what a great place to visit. love image #10

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  7. Such languid kangaroos! I like your emu vignette, too.
    ~

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  8. What a great getaway! It's so neat to see the wildlife up close.

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  9. Wonderful critter shots that you have taken ~ love them all!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  10. seems like a place I would like a lot :) I like the kagaroos, a fine addition to the place. :)

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  11. I see the locals are colourful and friendly

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