A pleasant picnic lunch at Cotter Dam on the Australian Day public holiday

Today Bron and I enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch and walk at Cotter Dam. For non-Australian readers, today is the public holiday we have for Australia Day. Australia Day falls on 26 January but if that day is a Saturday or a Sunday we get the following Monday off. It’s nice having a long weekend.

We’d been planning this picnic for a while and Bron has been very accommodating of my recent change eating habits to lose weight.

I basically enjoyed some protein and fat with cos lettuce, a variety of meats, pâté, and hummus plus Kalamata olives. I can’t remember how many of these lettuce boats I ate 🙂

Monday 2014-01-27 12.26.50 AEDT a lettuce boat made with cos lettuce, roast pork, Maggie Beer pâté, Foie gras, and hummus

Monday 2014-01-27 12.26.50 AEDT a lettuce boat made with cos lettuce, roast pork, Maggie Beer pâté, Foie gras, and hummus

Monday 2014-01-27 12.33.21 AEDT Lettuce boat made with cos lettuce, New York style pastrami, Maggie Beer pâté, Foie gras, hummus and Kalamata olives.

Monday 2014-01-27 12.33.21 AEDT Lettuce boat made with cos lettuce, New York style pastrami, Maggie Beer pâté, Foie gras, hummus and Kalamata olives.

After a delicious lunch we went to explore a little around the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail. It’s a short and non-taxing walk and you get a good view of the dam wall. Note that’s dam wall not the damn wall 🙂

If you want to see the route, click on this RunKeeper record. I suggest clicking on satellite and taking a better look by enlarging the map.

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.37-9 AEDT Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.37-9 AEDT Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.33-8 AEDT Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.33-8 AEDT Cotter Dam

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Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.10-6 AEDT Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.10-6 AEDT Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.32.04-4 AEDT Looks like a wombat hole

Monday 2014-01-27 13.32.04-4 AEDT Looks like a wombat hole

Monday 2014-01-27 13.30.26-3 AEDT The viewing stand at Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.30.26-3 AEDT The viewing stand at Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.30.10-2 AEDT The chains are almost arty

Monday 2014-01-27 13.30.10-2 AEDT The chains are almost arty

Monday 2014-01-27 13.21.29-1 AEDT Near the picnic area at Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.21.29-1 AEDT Near the picnic area at Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.34.57-41 AEDT "Flow" Public art at the Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.34.57-41 AEDT “Flow” Public art at the Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.52-40 AEDT Across a bridge at the Cotter Dam

Monday 2014-01-27 13.33.52-40 AEDT Across a bridge at the Cotter Dam

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