Another quiet day today.
Leanne took her parents and Andres down to Adelaide to visit her Grandmother and Great-Aunt and Uncle, so I had some time to catch up with some work.
I decided to go for a walk before lunch – I drove around to the Laratinga Wetland which is just a short drive away from Leanne’s parents’ place in Mt Barker. This unique wetland area is apparently the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, taking treated waste water from the local effluent ponds and passing it through a series of natural wetland zones which reduces nutrient loads and pollutants before the water is then pumped to local irrigators for re-use. The local plant-life that has been grown around the area thrives in this environment, and there is a large number of birds and other animals who have made their homes here. It is a very pleasant place to go for a walk or bike ride, or stop for a picnic.
I took my camera with my long zoom lens attached and walked around the wetlands taking photos.