Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tue 13 Nov - Kalkite NSW

After waking up to now some 50 or so kangaroos grazing around our campsite (and 2 emus), we decide to use the lovely water in the reservoir as our "bath water". An early morning swim was just perfect. Warm air, sun, and perhaps 19 or so degrees in the water. Very nice indeed.

Action shot of one of the roos...

We have a breakfast of German Rosti (hashbrown) supplemented by some Weetbix (again as we eat down our supplies). Packing is easy (we don't have much) and we're on the road around 8am. We take our time, the drive is lovely but also full of lots of 35 and 45 km/h corners.
We stop at Perry's lookout, overlooking tree clad mountains and wilderness, and then Adamidaby for morning tea at the bakery. The key feature here is a giant trout statue painted silver.
We arrive at Kalkite, the home of Di's Aunt Anke and Uncle Holger, and have a lazy lunch and afternoon catching up on news.

This is their house and yes, of course they have a campervan too (a Mercedes).
A quick wander down to Lake Jindabyne confirms that the water level is higher than we've ever seen. There's been plenty of rain so the irrigators don't need as much, combined with snow melt and the lake is full to the brim. Looks good.
Nice roasted dinner and plenty of wine and we're still talking at 10.30pm - Di is ready for bed after a 5.30am wake up. Very pleasant evening.

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