Monday, August 25, 2008

Dharug National Park

Another weekend gone by and another weekend spent attempting to escape the madness of Sydney. This time it was a car camping trip to Mill Creek in Dharug National Park. It was only a 2hr drive from Sydney, well a 2hr drive from our house, making it a 30min drive from the edge of the suburban sprawl. This proximity to Sydney meant it was a little busier than we would have liked but Jarrod managed to fined a relatively quiet spot which even had its own fire pit.

Aleisha at the camp site

Brush Turkey (good eatin)

It wouldnt be a camping trip without a nice fire.

Tawny Frogmouth

With spring approaching all the wild flowers were out

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Capertree Valley

This weekend Aleisha and I headed to the Capertee Valley for a bit of car camping. The place turned out to be truly spectacular with cliffs on all sides. I think we will be heading back to this area again.

The Capertree Valley, apparently it is the 2nd widest in the world.


More cliffs

Cliffs as far as the eye could see

Nankeen Kestrel

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back home

With the snow falling thick and fast back home (and both our Dads Birthdays) Aleisha and I decided to head back to NZ for a wee holiday.

We were welcomed home by a light dusting of snow.

Mountains, real ones not like those flat crappy ones in Oz.

The weather cleared for just enough time to allow a nice days skiing. Much to my relief I didn't forget how to ski, unfortunately my knee also didn't forget to give me gyp.

Always time for a lame artistic effort

We even managed to squeeze in a spot of fishing, although we didnt have much luck.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mt Solitary

After been stuck in Sydney for far too long I finally managed to get out into the Blue Mts last weekend. Unfortunately Aleisha was still recovering from the flu so the team was J'rod, Adelle and myself. The walk was an over night trip to Mt Solitary and was a nice mix of vegetation but a not so nice mix of up and down.


Not so nice

Looking back at Mt Solitary