We packed up again in the morning. Grumpy bub meant that I packed up alone and the whole thing took about an hour and half. So much for a 30 second tent.
I’ve only recently come across Captain Thunderbolt’s story so as we were travelling through his old hunting grounds took the opportunity of a small detour to one of Captain Thunderbolt’s caves near the town of Guyra. It gave us a chance to have a break, stretch the legs and have some morning tea. Its off the main road a little way down a dirt track easily accessible in a 2wd.
I’d also hoped to stop in at the Australian Standing Stones in Glenn Innes but once again everyone else was asleep so we ploughed on towards Tenterfield. We’d opted to stay at the Tenterfield Lodge & Caravan park (http://www.tenterfieldbiz.com/tenterfieldlodge/). I’ve read mixed reviews on the park but the owners were really nice and walked us our area even though the park is tiny and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We had the tent camping area to ourselves which was nice. It sits on a raised bank at the back near the camp kitchen. It’s also very near the Tenterfield railway museum which is worth the visit. This was another two day stay as I wanted to check out Bald Rock and satisfy my inner geography geek.