I woke this morning to the city blanketed in fog.This is the second time this week there has been fog over the city. I am wondering if this is a regular occurrence here during winter.
This morning I am heading down to Iron Cove to do the bay walk. It will definitely be a walk this morning as I am still feeling quite sore after my swim yesterday. Depending on how I feel after one circuit I will decide if I go around a second time. The idea is to do it twice today.
The sky is clearing nicely, so by the time I get down to the Cove the sky should have nearly clear. Looks like it is going to be another nice day for a walk.
Carey’s Cave is a very little known cave located in Wee Jasper about three and a half hours from Sydney and about an hour and a half from Canberra. The tour of the cave is thoroughly enjoying and our guide Geoff was not only informative but highly entertaining as well.
Geoff has been taking tours through the cave now for 20 years and has he has his own unique brand of humour. I learned a lot of interesting information about caves that I had never know before and was particularly taken by a cave formation Geoff like to call “bacon” for it obvious resemblance to the aforementioned food. I won’t go into its formation here as I will leave that to Geoff to explain when you visit the cave in the future.
The tour is inexpensive and very family friendly. There are only a few stairs into the cave itself and from there on the cave floor is very flat. Depending on the size of the tour group this will determine the approximate length of the tour. Geoff make the tour fun for both adults and children alike (even my teenager children said they had a good time).
I have included a slide show of the cave here only to give you a taste of what the cave has to offer. I do not want to go over board with photos as it is my desire to entice you to visit the cave yourself and take away your own memories as we did.
The drive into Wee Jasper is quite spectacular, however I do recommend making your way to the cave from Yass as the road is sealed and the road from Tumut is mainly a dirt road/track and is not to be driven by the faint hearted. I would recommend taking this road however if you have 4wd or you don’t mind driving off the beaten path as once again the countryside is beautiful.
The countryside around the cave is just as picturesque as the cave itself, so bring your camera and take your time so your can fully take in the scenery from the Murrumbidgee River, Goodradigbee River, Mountain Creek and the Wee Jasper surrounds.
Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it, I am sure you won’t disappointed.
Happy Easter Everyone!!
We arrived home in Melbourne in the wee hours of Easter morning. It was nice to be home and even better to fall into my own bed.
We spent the afternoon at Carey’s Cave which I will write more about later when I post some photos.
We had lunch in Wee Jasper, where we went to the local pub and got pizza. If you are ever in Wee Jasper I would recommend you do not buy food at the pub. The words rip off come to mind immediately. We paid $18 for a pizza which was obviously a $5 supermarket pizza heated up in an oven and served in a pizza box.
We didn’t get away for the cave until just on dusk and I decided to take a dirt road to save time and about 1 km in I was feeling I had made a bad decision. Much to my wife’s dismay we continue to venture forward as she held on for grim death……..
In conclusion to our adventure we obviously made it through the 30 odd kilometres of dirt road safely as I am here to tell the tale this morning in this blog entry however not without casualty……….
Our poor muffler sustained an injury and for the rest of the journey we sounded like a rev head with the noise emanating from a possible hole or loose connection somewhere in the exhaust system (hopefully it is something I can fix myself)
Let it be said though that it will be a long while before I will be allowed to travel down a dirt track in the car with my family, especially at night.
This mornings Easter egg hunt is now complete, Easter breakfast is done and the children are getting a sugary overdose and I am sure by the end of the day they will be completely ratty and driving us up the wall. But would it be Easter with children if this were not so?………
I don’t think so. That’s all part of the fun of Easter right?
Today we are on our way back to Melbourne. We have decided to break the day down into a couple of part with most of the driving after dark so that the kids don’t feels as though they will have been in the car all day. By the time we arrive home I will have driven around 2000km all up.
You have a quick stop via my Sydney residence this morning before driving on to the small town of Yass for lunch and a spot of sight-seeing. We promised the children they could see some caves yesterday and due to the distance we decided not to do it. I have found some cave that are on our journey home just outside of Yass called Carey’s Caves in Wee Jasper. From there it will be on to ward home with a short stop for dinner somewhere.
It will be good for me as well to break the journey up as I will be driving approximately 850km today. As much as I have enjoyed our trip to Sydney I will be glad when I’m back home to Melbourne for the week with nothing to do and nowhere to be.
I must look alive as we still need to pack up our room so that we can get away from here before 10am this morning.
We arrived back in Sydney over night and have checked into our accommodation. Due to our late arrival we found a note at the front door with instructions on how to get to our room and our room configuration. It was all a bit of an adventure actually.
Due to a plumbing problem with our original room we now divided over 3 rooms. The two eldest girls love it, as they each get a room to themselves. I am sure they will remember this experience for a long time to come.
I have already had tours of their rooms, not that there is much to see really and the littlest one has been to visit her big sisters. It is all so exciting for them, and as they have their own rooms and there is just a little extra peace and quite for my wife and I. Ah…… the sound of silence and no arguing or fighting….. such bliss.
I have to go into work today (well I don’t really have too, but I have said I will), we have a national sales meeting and I want to be there for it. During that time my eldest daughter is going to go see one of her very special friends who she has not seen in a while. Then later this evening we will be going out with everyone from work for out first team dinner (I am very much looking forward to that).
So I think it is time to look alive as there are still things I would like to do this morning before the day gets too far away from us.
So I was up at 4.30am and of course the sun was not up yet and by the time I got home the sun was down.
Today I took a photo out of the plane window. Luckily today I had a window seat. Well it wasn’t so much luck but me attempting to over come my claustrophobia while flying.
Normally I sit in an aisle but I wont bore you with the details of that except suffice to say I am creating a new possibility for flying. As a result I was able to take this picture for something different.
Sunrise 6.20am as seen from window seat 12F Virgin Australia flight DJ 803. Seeing the sun rise is still one of the best things about flying.
My aim now to learn to enjoy the take off and landing part of flying.