I love it when the Machinist has time off work. We do unusual stuff. We go for drives. Here are some pics of one of our spontaneous getaways to Kangaroo Valley.
Firstly, a stopover at Fitzroy Falls. Here is the dam at Fitzroy:
The Machinist commented how we are always told what to do: "No this, no that, no the other..."
A beautiful misty scene:
Driving down the mountain into Kangaroo Valley. And talking of Kangaroos, note the black tape on the dashboard. This is the result of the airbags going off when we hit the kangaroo on our way home one night - a few months ago.
On previous visits to Kangaroo Valley, we would stop at this old store for ice creams. There is a sign outside saying "The World's Best Pies". Well, I don't know about that. Actually, I do. They don't have the best pies, but the ice cream was always the creamiest....
Part of the Valley:
More of the Valley.
We still have some pottery purchased at this old store - way back in around 1995:
Imagine having to travel on this. Talk about a bone-shaker!
A sample house in the old Gold mining village:
The famous Hampden Bridge:
The Machinist walking towards the famous Hampden bridge:
Mr Ernest De Burgh - Engineer
A plaque telling more about the Hampden Bridge:
A tow-path leading underneath the bridge:
Swimmers frolicking underneath the bridge. You can't see it in this photo, but there was a rope swing, which sent me on a diatribe to the Machinist about the rope swings I've played on in my younger years. I could have easily gone down there to have a go, but the Machinist held me back.
Please note that this post is not about Hampden Bridge!
We also drove up to Nowra for fish and chips, then returned via Berry and got lost on some very narrow, winding back roads.