I’ve just returned from a day trip digging gold. Got a few small pieces of gold, but most interesting was the Platypus, that tried to sneak pasted me when I wasn’t watching.
The Platypus was having a hard time getting up stream through the flow of water. I’m not entirely sure these creatures are graceful in the water, but out of the water, in the current…. not graceful at all. Looked like it was trying to do the back stroke. Hard to miss from less than two metres distance.
By the time I picked up my phone to get a picture, the Platypus had disappeared. I spotted it 20 metres up stream and ran up onto the bank to get a few dozen photo’s. All of which , mostly just show ripples in the water.
For anyone who does not know what a Platypus looks like, it’s a Small creature similar to a Beaver, except it has a Ducks bill and lays eggs as it’s young.
Found only in Eastern Australia. So that was a highlight of the day.
As usual Queenslands second last day of Summer was hot (34 degrees). Nothing unexpected there, I do hope the weather cools off rapidly. Maybe a nice 25 degrees.
There was some small pieces of gold, that lifted the spirits. Five bits went 0.2 grams, total.
It was a good dig, about four and a half hours, digging . Over two hours of traffic on the way home. Came to a complete stop on the highway about six times, but all things considered, a good run for Sunday afternoon. Cleaned up the gold at home, because I left my “SNUFFER BOTTLE” at home.
Next weekend, Autumn, cooler weather…. who am I kidding…. I’ll give it another go…. just so I can show you another photo. What will you be doing?
Note to self, get better organized…. don’t forget “SNUFFER BOTTLE”.