Welcome to ten on ten! On the 10th of each month I share 10 photos from our family life.
I was craving some time in nature, a craving I have on a regular basis. We filled up the picnic basket with goodies, put the kayaks on the roof of the car and set off.
Our first stop was Bells Rapids which is located in the Swan Valley. The children lead the way so of course we were scrambling over rocks and taking every trail that caught their eye.
In February we experienced record rain fall, the rivers were flowing fast and breaking their banks. A few months later and there is no sign of those heavy rains and the river was rather low.
Crossing over the bridge we watched the white water rapids before walking along the river. The place was crowded, it seems everyone was out bush walking. We decided to not take the popular trails and walk along the Pilgrim Trail instead. The trail will take you to New Norcia which is 150 kilometers away if you are keen on a big hike!
With so many people around we decided to seek a much quieter spot. Middle Swan Reserve had plenty of grass to spread out our picnic blanket and soak up the suns rays.
After lunch it was time to sit and get fit! We put the kayaks in the water and went for a paddle.
We watched an eagle at the top of a tree looking for prey. Something caught his eye and before you know it he was diving for food.
We walked some more, just to make sure the children sleep well!
Some friendly alpacas come to the waters edge to see what was going on.
JJ was content sitting on the banks of the river making mud pies. Making mud pies has to be one of the greatest joys as a child.
The whole family got their nature fix and we were all worn out after the days activities! Everyone had a good night sleep, it is amazing what some fresh air and exercise can do for you.