We had to go into Scone again today and on our way home we did some tiki-touring, up to the Tewarri NP, very nice, camping, big sites, toilets, lots of shade and water in creek when there’s water. On our way back also we came across a big wide load, took both sides of the road and had 3 Prime movers pulling it and 2 Prime movers pushing, didn’t realize how long it was until it started to pass, so I got what shots I could.
One of the many land marks in the National Park of Tewarri. Another dry river. Quick shot as these birds all flew off, didn’t now they were there until I saw them fly. Going up to the Tewarri National Park, lots of farms all the way up. Rock formations.. Wombat up in the area of Washpool camping. These are very interesting, read the notice below. A very wide load. Amazing site, what a job getting this wide load thru some of the windy roads.
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.
Very wet at the moment so we are all smiling. Went out last night just before the storm hit and took some night shots of the old Court House and Police Station, Est. 1836. Will be a quiet day today, going into Scone to stock up on supplies.
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 last of the visitors left today and another hot day so we have just relaxed, after our late night shooting last night. Here are a few photo’s that we have taken over the last few days when we went driving out the back and up into the hills. The bird life is really incredible at my son’s place so that keeps us photographers happy. 🙂
Here is a kingfisher diving in and out of the swimming pool.
This king fisher played for ages in the pool, so lovely, it was a very hot day. We didn’t go in until he went away. Think this is a tree creeper. We think this is a Scarlet Honey Eater, they are so funny, getting around upside down to all the nectar. Young King Parrot. Hotel at Scone. Old house coming home from Scone. Echidna up in the bush.
The main line into Murrurundi from out the back. Busg road we have been using. Some more of the rocks we have found. Young Scarlet Rosella, it was poking its head into the hole by the guttering, so don’t know if there is a nest or not.