Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cotter Bend, ACT









This is how we spent the afternoon on New Year's Day... what a lovely way to start the year... out in nature, which is one of my most treasured things to do.

When we've driven out this way before we have never seen as many people here as we did yesterday (of course my images usually aim to capture only the natural environment but you can see people in some of these). It was nice to see everyone enjoying themselves in the great outdoors.

The Cotter Bend, where the Paddys River meets the Cotter River, is a favourite with many for a swim, splash and for fishing. A wide pool and sandy beach marks the meeting of the two rivers. Paddys River has its genesis at Mount Tennent beyond Tharwa in Namadgi National Park and its fresh clean waters complement the Cotter as they come together at the 'Bend'.

The Cotter Bend has plenty of grassy areas with shade on sunny days, and you will often see families picnicking or playing cricket. There are free barbeques and toilet facilities available. From here you can walk the Bullen Track to the historic Cotter Caves, or go for a stroll along the river. Information courtesy of environment.act.gov.au. You can see more images here.

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