Appila Springs

Just a mere 900 million years ago this area was covered by the sea but today it is a beautiful freshwater spring, home to many species of wildlife.

Fred and I sat on rocks about 500million years old, and soaked in the wonderful ambiance, totally undisturbed.  Recent summer rains had replenished the waterhole, and the Dragonflies were making the most of the conditions.  We watched birds having their afternoon bath in the shallows, and listened to the croaking of frogs.  All delicious food for the soul.

In the driest state of the driest continent, waterholes and springs are never to be taken for granted.

Appila Springs is a few kilometers from the township of Appila, and locals have done a fantastic job of putting picnic facilities here without impinging on the peace and tranquility of the area.  A great deal of revegetation has been accomplished also, thanks to assistance from government grants.  My heartfelt thanks to those who have shown this respect to the land.


9 thoughts on “Appila Springs

    • Yes, I’d love to be there at dawn, to see who arrives. Camping is allowed between April and November, when the fire danger is less, so if I’m still around by then, I’ll do another trip.

    • Sorry Francis, it has a couple of meanings. I’m trying to find another place to live, further away from toxic farmland, hence ‘if I’m still around by then’.

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