Saturday, 30 April 2011

Platypus Rock

I finished my walk at Platypus Rock.  No platypus to see unfortunately but they say they can be seen elsewhere in the waterway.

Thursday, 28 April 2011


People enjoy boating on the water too.  There is a regular tour boat as well, we might catch it one day.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Water view

Nice isn't it.  The reed banks are lovely.

Sunday, 24 April 2011


Come, let's take a short walk beside the water.

Friday, 22 April 2011


Lot's of weekend people, visitors and campers, were enjoying the beautiful sunny day.  I'll take you on a walk beside the water next.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Camping 2 of 2

The camping is rudimentary but that is the joy of being in the bush.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Camping 1 of 2

The great thing about this spot is the extensive camping area with plenty of good spots nestled among the trees and rocks.  

The sign you can see behind the table says "Many of the trees in this area of special because they are very old but they may drop branches, or fall over suddenly without warning. For your safety do not camp, sit or stand beneath large trees or trees with overhanging branches.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Dunn's Swamp

We're there and as you can see it isn't a swamp but a rather nice stretch of water. It was created back in the 1920s by damming the Cudgegong River to provide water for the Kandos Cement Works 25 kilometres away.

I am beginning a series of posts about Kandos over at my Sweet Wayfaring blog tomorrow.

Friday, 15 April 2011


Its a glorious Autumn day, not that the Australian countryside shows this particularly, other than in the rows of poplars and other non-native trees lining the driveways to rural properties.

Julie said in her comment the other day that the landscape was reminding her of the Canberra area.  I was thinking that too as we drove along ... for me it is something to do with blue of the hills and the gold of dry grass and with exotic trees in Autumn colour more so, Autumn is spectacular in Canberra.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Rock outcrops

The road passes through some pretty awesome rocky country.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Drive to Dunn's Swamp

I'm going to take you on a drive to Dunn's Swamp which is in Wollemi National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


And to wrap up this series, the vintage bike on display in the dining room.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


The burgers lived up to their claim.

Friday, 1 April 2011


Inside the decor is basic and fuss free.