01 January 2006

Our New Years Eve

Sunshine and I went canoeing for new year's eve. F@%k it was hot! Somewhere in the 40's I reckon!

We drove down from the mountains (dum move actually - as it just got hotter), through the Wollemi National Park, down to the Colo River.

It was very crowded and all campsites were booked out. We ended up finding an unlocked gate and set up camp on someone's land. Turned out the landowner lives in Tasmania, so we had a good 2kms of river front all to ourselves.

We put the canoe in at around 7pm for some on dusk, glassy water paddling. It was very peaceful.

After dinner, we watched a DVD on the laptop, had a few drinks and went to bed. Unfortunately we didn't get much sleep on account of some furious mozzie action, even with a net over us, and some extreme heat. Man! summer can be rotten. Bringing the fan was a very good idea!!

The next day, it was just too hot and windy (even at 7 am in the morning) to think about more paddling. We drove back up the mountians and put the canoe in at Dam Cliffs. Much nicer, less crowded, cooler water.

Life in the mountains is so much nicer. That'll be the last time we take a holiday anywhere other than the mountains!

You can see all our photos here.


Anonymous said...

we live in the mountains! so come visit!!!!