Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The last camp site of our big adventure

Well this post has taken almost a year to write. This campsite was the last one on our big trip & we stayed from the 16-20th of February 2015. We were planning to visit family after this camp site (which we did) & then camp our way back up to QLD. But cyclone Marcia put a spanner in the works & we had to rush home to check our house in Rockhampton & help Mats parents with the clean up at theirs. Not an ideal end to our trip of a lifetime. 

But this last campsite was fantastic & free. It is near Tumut & called Yachting Point & is on the Blowering Reservoir towards Talbingo. There are long drop toilets & picnic tables as well. The water level was quite low but it was still a gorgeous spot. We had a quiet few days & just enjoyed the serenity as we knew we were about to have to get back to the real world. We cooked up storm in the camp oven from roasts to cakes & sat around the fire at night watching the stars. The wildlife was amazing & there were Roos, emus & all sorts of birds around. 

We went for a drive down towards Talbingo one day & then did the Goobarragandra Road track. It was a pretty easy drive & went through beautiful mountains, creeks & farm land. The morning we had to pack up was very sad as we knew our time was up. Where did the year go? How could it possibly be over already. But sadly it was, but it was the most amazing experience of our lives. This camp spot also gave us something very special for our future, but will share our news on that soon.....

So this ends our big trip reports but we will keep updating the blog as we get back into camping again. Thanks to all of our loyal readers & those that visited the blog. Especially those that left us some wonderful comments. It was a joy to bring our trip to you & we will have this record of our adventures for the years to come. 

Camp site views

Yachting point camp spot

Beautiful views along the whole edge of the lake

Our very last camp site & it was fantastic

Beautiful creeks throughout the drive on Goobarragandra road

This gorgeous little waterfall was a great find

More creeks

A rocky crossing, the water was freezing

Gorgeous farmland on the way back to Tumut

More hydro power

At the dam wall near Talbingo

It's a hard life for the Roos around here, not!