Monday, 29 May 2017
|Owner's house in the distance|
Another brisk and dry start to the day as we hitched up ready for the drive to Oberon – after watching a mature age lady wrap herself in a bath towel following her shower and walk through the caravan park to her caravan! Certainly didn’t seem to be feeling the cold or worried about the towel slipping …
The drive today was uphill all the way, passing through some small towns on the way to Bathurst before turning south towards Oberon. Oberon is over 1100 metres above sea level and the fuel consumption certainly reflected the long climb from Cowra. We are staying for two nights at the Jenolan Caravan Park, which is very similar to the Cowra park, only minus the river. The manager was very friendly and helpful, with some good ideas on how to spend our time in the town. This is also the first time that I have seen washing machines charge by the type of wash selected (cheaper for cold water); the dryers also had two different timings.
As suggested, this afternoon we visited the Mayfield Gardens, about 15 minutes drive from Oberon. The 160 acre water gardens have been developed on a large sheep property and have only been open to the public for a few years. Even though the gardens weren’t at their best at this time of the year, they were still very pretty and made us want to return sometime in spring when the bulbs and rhododendrons are in flower.
Oberon has been very, very cold today, with the temperature hovering about 5 degrees but feeling like 1 degree. I knew I should have packed my fur hat!