In which we don’t make friends with other campers…. There’s something about a weekend away from mod cond, phones, internet … Continue reading Quick weekend away
So it turns out I’m the only one who remembered thermals for our winter camping. Oh well. I was nice … Continue reading Patonga – Part 2
in which we try out our camper for the first time and get cold Continue reading Patonga Beach Camping Reserve
I’m of the impression that most tourists only think of Sydney Harbour and The Blue Mountains as being the great tourist destinations in and around Sydney. True, they are amazing places, but there are heaps of places within a stone’s throw of Sydney that offe rewards. With this in mind I decided to take a day trip with my visiting mother to somewhere else.
The family decided to head down the South coast for Australia day. Half the family had already gone down so it was just me, son #1 and my mother. We divide to take a detour via Djanjeera damn following most of the Yalwal Circuit route, trek number 145 in Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage’s 4wd Treks Close to Sydney book.
Reaching Nowra we turned off and headed toward Coolendel and then into the National park and onto the dam. The tar road meanders along the river valley in some places only being wide enough for one car. Soon we turned off onto the dirt. Son #1 was keeping himself and us entertained by reading every joke from his joke book… Awesome!
With the long weekend approaching, the brother in law and I decided to do what we actually bought our vehicles for and, go 4wding. This was BIL’s first proper time out so we decided on a trip to the Lake Lyell/Rydal region. This is where I’d done my 4×4 driver training course 15 months ago, therfore we knew most of it was suitable for beginners. I would rate most tracks as easy to moderate. Our plan was just to get out and start easy. We had a rough route planned using the LPI 1:25,000 Lithgow 8391-3S paper maps, and Memory Map on my iPhone. Both were more than enough for this trip We also had 4 kids aged 4-9 so lots of rest stops were planned.
Continue reading “Lidsdale and Lake Lyell – June 7th 2014”