Monday, November 12, 2012

Mon 12 Nov - Blowering Reservoir NSW

After yet another cooked breakfast downstairs in the pub of Hotel Victoria, Griffith, we pack up and are on our way east towards Tumut and Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park.

Mostly flat yet again through Leeton, Narrandera, Coolamon as we stop in Junee for a morning cuppa (we bring our own thermos with hot water as good coffee is not that easy to find.

As we get to Gundegai and the "mighty" Hume Highway, we take the highway south to Tumblong and exit towards Adelong.

Di has a previous history from Adelong as her ex-husband's family came from there. So, today Di is giving Hans the "grand tour" of Adelong and the past of Di (at Hans' request).

We criss-cross the town of some 900 inhabitants, and end up at the cemetery as Di wants to pay respect to some late ex-relatives.

The grave of Di's ex mother-in-law:

After the reflection, we head towards Tumut and have lunch in a Chinese restaurant there (surprisingly popular for lunch time on a Monday) before heading to its Visitor Centre to find out about the local camping situation. We were recommended taking the Snowy Mountains Highway up a bit into the Kosciuszko National Park from the north as there were quite a few free camping ground along the way.
Sounds good. We settled on Old Yachting Point on the shore of Blowering Reservoir. It is absolutely beautiful here. 26 degrees, sunny, 20-30 kangaroos and wallabies some 10 meters away from our camper van, so all we can do is... have a swim in the lake (which is actually a Dam and provides drinking water for the area, so the water is of top quality). Very nice indeed. Not too cold, our estimate is about 18 degrees.
Di fetching fresh water
Our Roo neighbours
Our swimming spot
A very peaceful afternoon at the camp ground, a dinner made of some tinned food we have left over (Ham, Tiny Taters and Beetroot - not bad but not gourmet. We expected the weather to get cold overnight but it was surprisingly mild. Beautiful location (which we hear is packed in summer months) and great night's sleep.

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