We wake earlish at 5.00am and one thing that comes to mind is the mild weather. We are forecast for some cool nights but nothing below zero degrees which surprises me. Jut a few weeks ago there was ice on the trail.
We are slow to get moving after yesterday’s epic day and leave the Thomas Boyd Track Head around 8.30am. The day starts out pleasantly enough travelling through rural NSW weaving our way through farms as we go; sometimes through, sometimes around.
We cross three suspension bridges during the day, the first at the campsite which is solid and pretty stable as is the third. The second is very unstable bridge without wooden slats and as a result it’s a but scary. If you have a fear of heights, don’t look down!
We press on continuing to walk through some lovely rural landscapes and then it’s back to both bushland and farms. Again we are swooped by magpies who think that 100 metres is too close to their nest and continue to do so all the way up the hill.
By this time it’s raining. I have had the opportunity to do social media posts standing in the middle of a paddock but pouring rain and strong headwinds are not conducive to getting the electronics out of my pocket.
We keep on going expecting we won’t reach the Blowering Dam campsite as the going has been slow but we hit the Snowy Mountains Highway and move a lot quicker. In addition there really is no other camp option so we press on. We reach Blowering Dam and get excited because we can see a large park and think that we have reached our destination. We were a bit confused because we were convinced we would be camping on the Dam itself. It turns out that this area is a just a park and camping is prohibited.
We have one more climb to the top of the dam wall and then it’s down again for about 500 metres on a gradual descent and we finally reach our campsite, still in the rain, just before 6.00pm for a 10 hour day. We pitch the tent as close to the shelter as we can so we can at least get out of one door without getting saturated.
After a bite to eat it’s just on 8:00pm and it’s time for bed and by now the rain has really set in.
We wake earlish at 5.00am and one thing that comes to mind is the mild weather. We are forecast for some cool nights but nothing below zero degrees which surprises me. Jut a few weeks ago there was ice on the trail. We are slow to get moving after yesterday’s epic day and leave the […]