Jamie wasn't at the house so we couldn't finish the electrical work so I helped a couple of the guys with the house trim. There were actually more volunteers than there were tasks as far as the women were concerned so I kept that in mind and planned an early finish.
I parked the car and walked over the bridge and then climbed down to the river bank.
I decided to carry along the quiet road, crossing over the relatively busy Rte 211, and back into peaceful countryside again.
A little further down the road I had to pull in, turn around and drive back the way I'd come. I could've sworn I'd seen camels in a field. Sure enough as I drove slowly past a farm there were 4 camels, dromedaries. This type of camel is common to Africa and the Middle East. It was exported all over the world and is now relatively common in Australia and North America, where is has been used sporadically over the years as a pack animal. Dromedary camels are much more common than two hump camels. I climbed out of the car with my camera and immediately they strolled over, as curious about me as I was about them. They were incredibly friendly and although I was a little nervous as I'd heard they could be a little aggressive, before long we were all the bestest of friends with lots of kissing and soft blowing taking place. I later found out that their reputation of being bad-tempered and obstinate creatures who spit and kick is false. In reality, they tend to be good-tempered, patient and intelligent.