Batsh to Oberon

May 28th: Day 22

Everything is wet this morning. Packing as much up while still in the tent.

Left Batsh Camp and headed toward the Boyd Plateau.

On one hand a National Park and the other a land laid to waste.

On one hand a National Park and the other a land laid to waste.

 

Morong Creek Falls, Boyd Plateau, Kanangra-Boyd NP

Morong Creek Falls, Boyd Plateau, Kanangra-Boyd NP

 

Crossing the Kowmung, Kanangra-Boyd NP.

I feel we are getting more confident at creek crossings but they seem to get a little more challenging each time. This one had big round slippery rocks in it. Raman makes it look easy. The concept of dumping a bike in the drink is not particularly appealing at the best of times. Add in a laptop and camera gear and its getting even less so. We have managed to keep our feet dry so far. I am sure we will get a little flack for not having our feet firmly planted on the pegs. Its a tough call. It certainly improves the change of staying upright, but wet feet in these low temperatures is not great either. Keeping the feet from going nasty is a real challenge. I have a split between one of my toes that I am trying to heal and moisture doesn’t help at all. Amputation isn’t required…yet 😛

Its all part of the adventure though.

 

Kowmung River bed and the track up to the Boyd Plateau

Kowmung River bed and the track up to the Boyd Plateau. Steep but just right for us to have a great time without much risk of “rolling into Dargo”.

 

The edge of the world

The edge of the world, Kanangra Walls.

In theory the Kanangra Walls are opposite us with a huge valley in between. The clouds broke just enough to see the valley way below, only to close again an instant later.

 

Banksia

Banksia

 

Back on the bikes, we rode to Jenolan Caves. So damn touristy. Too much for us. We couldn’t bring our selves to take a tour despite the obvious grandeur of the geology.

After Colong and Billy’s Creek there was little adventure in an “Adventure tour” of Jenolan and with the price tag of $92 each we headed for Oberon.

 

6 Responses to Batsh to Oberon

  1. David Holmgren May 30, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    Fantastic to keep up with the adventure and how you must have got on top of the power problem for the laptop with photos optimally resized, widgets of recent posts and comments visible and even HDR example to pass on pro photographer techniques.

  2. Greg Holland June 1, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    I am really enjoying your log. Very nice photos and exciting commentary. Have fun and keep it clean to he finish, old trials riding saying.
    Greg

  3. Kimon June 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Following the Bro closely, would have like to have seen a shot of Norman and some of the peeps you are meeting with… (not sure if you are taking editing requests?)

    Really feel as though part of me is traveling with you… must say that I feel good that there are two of you and not just you on your own 🙂

    Keep safe and keep it coming…

    • Oliver Holmgren June 8, 2013 at 4:15 am #

      Great to know our adventures are being enjoyed by others 🙂

    • Oliver Holmgren June 12, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      I’ll see if I can get an shot of Norman.

  4. Lorelei June 11, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Unbelievably beautiful country! What great photography! The sounds in the videos are almost as amazing as the landscape. But it would be nice to hear a human voice once in awhile,too! And tell Raman to smile!
    It looks like you’re having a great time! Continue to be safe and try to stay warm.

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