Before hitting the road, visiting and saying goodbye to family and friends was in the route… first stop, Millfield visiting Anthony’s family, where we took over Peter’s garage to do final adjustments to the Monster truck – changing tyres, installing extended diff breathers, work lights, inverter, tent and new tent ladder and leaving behind some of the ‘essentials’ that weren’t (so hard to let go!!)…
Next, we stopped at Chris and Marcelle’s Carrowbrook farm – Glen Oak… enjoying our few last days sleeping in a bed with accessible bathroom… it was heaven!!
From Carrowbrook, we headed to the Barrington Tops… Sydney sider friends!! This is a 3 hours drive piece of heaven!! You should visit it sometime… some really awesome camping where you can enjoy nature at its best!!
First camp site – and first sleep in our tent… found out ladder was a tad short and extension didn’t have appropriate setting to slide through, hence rocks to give it a lift! Also, discovered that mattress is quite big and queen sized fitted sheet doesn’t fit! Another finding was that high altitude makes it quite cold so you should be ready for bed before sundown!! It took a while to warm up the tent… lots of cuddling, body warmth is the best heating system!!
Second camping site… we’ve spent three nights there. This ain’t glamping, but loved it!! Water, frogs, roos, camp fire, hiking… nature at its best!!
More friends to visit in Mudgee and (hopefully) final adjustments… new bed linen and ladder extension fixed.
Ready to hit the road again!!!