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Pre-holiday, holiday… Trial travel, let’s see what works and what doesn’t…

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!!)…

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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!!

Piglets having fun!!

Piglets having fun!!

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Horses grazing around the dam.

Lake St Clair, Carrowbrook

Lake St Clair from the top of their property – Glen Oak, Carrowbrook.

Bunyip Tree... I could live there!!

Bunyip Tree, nearby attraction… I could live in there!!

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!!

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Quick stop at Moonan Flat Pub for an icy cold beer!!

Moonan Flat

Suspension bridge over the Hunter River at Moonan Flat.

Barrington Tops at its best!!

Barrington Tops 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!!

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Polblue Camping site – highest in Australia

Cute little Echidna!! Awww!!

Cute little Echidna!! Awww!!

Spiny anteaters, shy little things!!

Spiny anteaters, shy little things!!

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Friendly Kookaburra visiting, looking for scraps…

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Kookaburra in flight!!

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Devil’s Hole… amazing views of the Barrington!!

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!!

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Second camp site… Dilgry River at Barrington Tops!! Gorgeous little (very cold) creek!!

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Big Southerlies!! Making some good use to tequila Insearch folks gave me… Thank you guys!! Enjoying it heaps!! 🙂

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Building my first fire ever!! What can I say?? I’m a natural!

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In our hikes, we found turgid, hard “Cock Rock’!! Who said size doesn’t matter?

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Conquering the rocks like a boss!!

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On our way to Mudgee… Peak hour, heavy traffic!!

More friends to visit in Mudgee and (hopefully) final adjustments… new bed linen and ladder extension fixed.

Ready to hit the road again!!!

 

8 thoughts on “Pre-holiday, holiday… Trial travel, let’s see what works and what doesn’t…

  1. TheJohno's

    Woohoo your well on the way now!! Love the Blog! Great photo’s… Lake St Clair photo is amazing as is the Kookaburra in flight! Glad you took the time to find cock rock, photos just don’t do it justice 😂