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.