11 -15 May 2019

On my way to Glen Davis I detoured up a 4WD track at Ben Bullen. Speed along the track was slow as I traversed into the Gardens of Stone National Park. I abandoned the track about half way to Baal Bone Gap.

Glen Davis is located in an area I used to explore as a young adult. The ability to escape into this area I am sure it saved my sanity working in the Sydney hustle and bustle for so many years. I setup camp in Coorongooba Campground, Glen Davis on the edge of the Capertee River. There are many wombat holes here as well as kangaroos. The area is famous due to Australia’s need for oil in 1945. It was here shale oil was extracted and piped to Newnes. The remnants of the National Oil Company still can be seen from a local lookout.

There are not many walking tracks in this area as the pipeline track is closed. During my walks I did manage to see multiple Lyrebirds with their mimic calls.

The nights have been very cold, but the days warm and sunny. Must admit the fog in the valleys has been beautiful.

16 -18 May 2019

Due to the catching of a cold, I decided to camp and rest up for a few days. Wallerawang / Lithgow area proved a lovely place to spend the time. Foggy mornings and warm days were awesome. Always loved these viaduct bridges and was great being able to finally photograph.

19 May 2019

Still feeling a bit under the weather, I headed out to Hassan’s Wall and onwards to Mount York for the day.

20 – 21 May 2019

Made it to Katoomba today. The weather has really spoilt me, so I decided to chill and take in the local sites. 3 Sisters and Narrow Neck were awesome to revisit after so many years.


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