Got cleaned up and headed down into Murrurundi to the General store to buy some Gluten Free bread, but they don’t get any more in until Friday, so got bread for Don, I will get some in Quirindi on our way to Lake Yarrie tomorrow. Went to take photo’s and seeing how green it has got it’s so good. We were up taking photos of the trains down in the crown land at Murrundi and onto the private property. We have decided that with the weather so over cast and more rain coming we need power as the solar wont be getting any help, no sun. At Lake Yarrie we will get a powered site, rang the chap and all is organized, its only $20 a night. Lots to see and do in the area if the weather ease’s.
Rock formations, I have been taking photos from the other side of these rocks. Storm brewing. Farm land so nice and green, two weeks ago it was brown.
Another image of the rocks. This is going up to the rocks from the other side. It is steep, but doesn’t show it in a photo. Looking down from the top of the hill. Passenger train coming from North to the South. Farm Land. Coal train. Coal in wagons. Most of these trains have at least 99 wagons, I have been counting them. Horses roaming free. Lovely to see. Nice dark sky,
This little fella wouldn’t get off the road, after I got this photo, I got him by the tail at took him off the road, when I let him down he was gone so fast.
Went for a drive to Quirindi, about 40 min drive North from Murrurundi NSW to catch up with a friend and had lunch together. Lovely old buildings and lots of history in the area, everyone’s so friendly, you just smile at them and they say hello.
Fields of Milo. I am lead to believe that the small spider is the male, this was on the fence when I was shooting the Milo field. This is a real rail car 🙂 Silo’s at Willow Tree. Oppppps, here comes the train. We waited for trains to come while at the Silo’s and we were rewarded with two. And now the third one, I just managed to squeeze between the looked gate so as not to get the wire in my photo. On our way back we have noticed how green it has got with just 3 day’s of rain, wonderful for the farmers. Photo of the walk bridge for when the ford is to deep to walk across at Murrurundi.
Well it’s been very wet since Thursday night so not a lot happening, also the town I’m in had contaminated water so we are relying on tank water.Not allowed to even wash our dishes or drink it, even the animals are not to drink it. The council is doing everything they can and handing out bottled water, so decided to go to my youngest sons place for the weekend. Was good catching up with family down where he lives. On our way home I called into the Plough Inn and was really taken with what the ladies do, they cater for Gluten Free and Vegetarian meals, as I am Gluten intolerant it is awesome to come across a shop such as the Plough Inn out in the middle of know where and are able to have a feed. They are next to a Antique shop, here are a couple of photos from the weekend.:)
This Plough Inn is at Burning Mountain, Wingen on the New England Highway, between Scone and Murrurundi. The Plough Inn is built around the tree, it’s a real quaint place with beautiful food. Back at Murrurundi this evening and my son yelled out to me to get the camera quick, beautiful rainbow.
Went up the Barrington Tops in NSW to a place called Polblue Camping grounds and to see the Polblue Swamps. Drove in from Scone end on the New England Highway. Went up through the Dingo gate, the road was pretty rough, we just took our time. The country side is very dry, I feel for the farmers and their animals. Here are a few images from the day.
Dry river bed. Going up the Barrington Range. Dingo Gate, love the gap underneath 🙂 Pine trees and there needles all over the ground, reminds me of NZ pine plantations. Polblue camping, very large area’s. This is the Polblue Swamp area, its like a big sponge. Was pretty dry and in the middle of the day. Another view of the swamps. This is the Manning River from up the tops of Barringtons. They have a big camp area here as well. On our way home via the Pheasants Creek road were all these Native Trees, they must be so old, as they were huge. A wee house up the creek Rd. What stories could those walls say. Love the sky in this scene. Belltree’s, is a property that was home to the White Family since 1831. They have accommodation & farm stay conference center, they have all sorts, very neat and tidy property. It is still a working farm with horses. This is the sign to the town. NSW
The youngest son had to head back to where he lives, we all spent some time looking at new places in the area. Some photo’s of the town of Murrurundi, lots of history here.
Wednesday 5th February
Today my eldest son returned from a trip in NZ and it’s at his place we have been staying. Very dry out here in Murrurundi and keeping the gardens watered is a big job. Once Garry was settled after his flight, next day he drove us up to some real nice spots as well, we are very lucky. Here are some images of the rock formations up in behind the town, real amazing shapes and they are so huge.
Looking at the town of Murrurundi from the rock cliffs in behind the town.
My youngest son came up today and we did some tiki touring and found a lovely place called Paradise Park, spent some time there just chilling out. The guys went for the walk up to the Eye of the needle, very hard climb, to hot for me I stayed back. Went shooting stars that night, got some good shots.
Cub all set up in my son & his wife’s yard. Doing some house and animal sitting. Rocks at Paradise Park. Another view of Paradise Park. Night shot of the old Convent School, Murrurundi, NSW Star trails and the Old Convent School. Ghostly tree at night in convent grounds.