How did you spend World Environment Day? A friend and I decided the best way to reflect on, and celebrate, our environment , was to get out ON it!
We put the tinny in the Tweed River, at Chinderah, near where the Pacific Highway crosses the river, and decided to explore up the river as far as we could go. The stretch of river from Chinderah down to the mouth of the river, at Duranbah, is very familiar to us, so heading upstream seemed a better idea.
Chinderah is about 10 minutes north of where I am, and a short distance inland . It's the first real settlement you come to, travelling up the Tweed, and is where the whole Tweed Valley begins to open out in front of your eyes.
The dominating feature of the Tweed Valley is Mt Warning and I'll write more about it and the Caldera tomorrow. Mt Warning or Wollumbin was living up to it's name yesterday. 'Wollumbin' is 'Cloud Gatherer' in local Aboriginal language.