Back at the campsite we decided to move on, for a number of reasons, including impending rain, and the narrow road, (which actually didn't seem as bad on the way back out). An echidna crossed the road. Past Dargo we turned on another unsealed road along the Dargo River, and chose one of the several camping areas, Italian Flat. The area was being slashed as we arrived, and the flies were definitely less, so maybe it is something to do with the grass. The sun came out for the first time in a couple of days. This area has huge walnut trees, which have fruit, but they aren't ripe. Further up the river there are deep rock pools suitable for swimming. As in most places in Victoria there is the obligatory 'vomit bird' (my name for a bird which sounds as though it is vomiting).
|One of the walnut trees|
|The bark of the walnut tree|