Not the ocean. Not a jazz band. Not an encounter with an animal. Not only food and wine. I hope you’re not disappointed. I wasn’t!

My eyes look up the bank at the side of the road, and I behold (I need grand language) some strappy leaves pouring out of a hole in the trunk of a splendid (unidentified) eucalypt. Not daring to believe, I foot my way carefully up the slope and approach lavish sprays of small creamy-green flowers amongst the leaves. This indeed is a rousing end to the Symphony of the River Road. A snake orchid in glorious bloom.

Differences in colour are the result of using two cameras, not fiddling with parameters! I was too delighted by my find to play around with settings.