Friday, 31 October 2014


I’m doing a bit of back tracking with my blog posts at the moment.  We seem to have been rather busy, as you will see, and with little or no internet access each night.  Therefore, I’m going to try to prepare some blog posts of an evening and attempt to have them post in the early morning…..Fingers crossed I can get access then.

Remember a few weeks ago we attended the Trunkey Creek Show.  That was on the Saturday of the V8 Car Races at Bathurst.  On the Sunday we had to make a quick trip into town.  On our way home Mick mentioned that he would like to go out to Oberon sometime soon to see the dam.  Oberon Dam is a water supply dam that has not had any boating access for quite some years.  Last summer they changed the conditions to allow unpowered boats on the dam.  Mick has his kayak and wanted to see where the boats can be launched.

We aren’t avid followers of the car races, just watching the start and finish and popping in every now and then to see what is happening.  So, when I suggested we go to Oberon there and then it became a plan.    Nothing like doing it while we had the chance.  There are a few different roads we could take and I was trying to second guess Mick at a couple of intersections.  After then I said that I knew which way he was going as there were no further options…….. and then we both said “Yes, there is.  Let’s take it”.

This is the road less travelled.  We have actually only been on it once before and in the opposite direction.

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Initially the scenery was rather lunar.

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However, before long it became much nicer.

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The creek crossing is rather deep.  You wouldn’t want to attempt driving through it after rain.

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The area had been settled for many years with some lovely old relics.

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Once we crossed the creek the scenery changed again.

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Eventually we popped out at the other end of the road, not far from the famous Mayfields Gardens.

More interesting old relics.

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Finally we arrived at Oberon Dam, which was looking a picture. 

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The water level is down a bit, but the granite boulders are rather stunning.

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Mick was happy with what he saw, so hopefully we will get a chance to take the kayak up there some time this summer.

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I’d be quite happy sitting on the bank in the shade with some stitching or a good book.

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I’d never tire of looking at this scenery.

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After checking everything out, it was time for fish and chips in the park, (having been talking about going fishing on the dam – good trout). 

Once we returned home there was still plenty of time to see the finish of a somewhat eventful car race.  A great way to spend the day.


loulee said...

Beautiful scenery. Looks like a lovely drive out and a nice place for boating too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome photos xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oberon has such lovely scenery. We went in January for the Steam Engine show. I loved the drive there. We'll have to visit the dam next time. Thanks for taking us along on your day trip.

creations.1 said...

Beautiful photos - and yes it was a lovely way to spend a sunday!!