I have very fond childhood memories of weekend outings to the Cotter Dam and Cotter River Reserve. My parents took the family for a picnic or barbecue almost every weekend for as long as I can remember. Even Zsa Zsa, our Dachshund, was bundled into the back seat of the vehicle (which was fun on one hand, but also a bit unfortunate, as the spoilt little dog would always pass wind whenever she travelled in a car.
The Cotter Dam and Reserve is closed to the public due to the enlargement of the dam project, which is currently underway, but Peter and I couldn't resist driving out there to catch a glimpse before the Autumn leaves drop for the season. We hiked to the Cotter Bend, listening to the call of yellow-tailed black cockatoos, and tried skimming stones from a footbridge (which we decided is easier for a ten year old). Next time we go, I'm taking a picnic rug, thermos of coffee and sandwiches! Care to tag along?
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