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Split Rock, Warrumbungles National Park

Friday 5th April 2019
After an average night’s sleep for me, surprisingly, as I was very tired last night. We got away a bit later today for a shorter hike of Belougery Split Rock loop. We started about 10.15am and walked for 2.5hrs for 5kms. Again the hike was mostly uphill to the top of Split Rock and then down most of the way back. The views were again amazing and we were grateful for the shorter hike today as our legs were very weary. We again had our lunch at the top and followed this walk with a visit to the Siding Springs Observatory.

Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran, NSW, is Australia’s premier optical and infrared astronomical observatory. It was a very interesting little visit although as you would expect David was disappointed not to be able to look through the telescope. Oh well, he had to be happy just looking. It was Dark Sky week and the stars were amazing each night at the campsite.

Happy Mothers Day from Karijini NP

Sunday 13th May 2018
Wishing both our Mum’s a very happy Mother’s Day.
All our Love
Fiona and David
XXXXX

Christchurch

Thursday 11th May
Rest day at last. We were both so exhausted, neither of us woke until 8.30am. We both had breakfast in bed and I also had lunch in bed. Just what the doctor ordered as I was absolutely wrecked. I just read and did some blogging. It was a little slice of heaven.

Just as I thought we were staying in all day, DB said. Do you want to go for a drive. So much for a full rest day. So off we went for a drive to Godley Head Park and Lyttleton Port. It was very pretty. As we were driving around the mountain (the roads were just like on Corsica – narrow, winding, blind corners and drop of about 200m) the fog came in very quickly, we were rushing against it to catch a couple of photos. It was lovely. We saw a beautiful sunset. We then drove to Lyttleton Port which was exactly that, an industrial port, lots of logged timber to be transported.

Then on the way home we stopped to get some provisions for tomorrow’s hike. Our last adventure before we head home on Sunday. We are all packed ready to go early tomorrow morning. Yay!!