And so another adventure begins.
At Christmas Nick and Kim gave us tickets to the Underground Opera Company’s Opera in the Caves for the Jenolan Caves. I think they must have been reading Cruisin Chronicles from when we were at the Capricorn Caves. Anyway we are delighted about the gift, because firstly we loved the Opera in the Capricorn Caves and we really want to see the Jenolan Caves. I’ve never been there and Steve was just a little boy when he last came.
We’re planning to take about 10 – 12 days to do the trip, bringing our kayak and walking shoes with us, and staying in Arty (our roof top tent).
So, Day 1: A late departure from Brisbane as I had a Lactation Consultant’s luncheon to attend. We got away about 2pm and headed south on the Pacific Highway. Nothing much really to report on the way down. We got into the National Parks campgrounds at Woody Head a hour or so before dark, were set up in a few minutes and went for a walk around the headland. Lovely spot – small beach but beautiful views around the bay and up to Evans Head. After dinner we went for another walk on the headland – magnificent evening, 2/3 moon, lots of stars and the ocean sparkling.
The camping area was very large, lots of caravans – now the school holidays are over looks like the retirees have taken over. Facilities, etc were all very good and well-maintained, $27 for the night, plus 20c for a 2 minute shower, and “Don’t” notices everywhere – too caravan-parkish for us!