Wednesday, February 26, 2020

February Adventure.

I went on another adventure today.  Conned husband into coming with me and he wasn't that grumpy about it!
So I have been on 2 adventures this month, go me.  haha, small things make me happy.

My first adventure this year was a solo drive up to Lane Poole.  I like this place, it is only 20 minutes up the road, trees, water and peacefulness. 
So why don't I go more often?  "Cause I'm a sook that thinks I will get lost, get mugged, car will conk out, or yowies will eat me...

Anyway it was 2 Fridays ago when I finally did go, it was my wedding anniversary and husband had to go to work so I decided to go somewhere and celebrate anyway.

It now cost $15 per car to get into this park, a few years ago it was free, just pay if you camped there, but the last couple of years they have been doing a lot of work, clearing areas, putting in fancy camp kitchens and camp areas, making it so most areas have to be booked on-line, bulldozing down trees, so city people can come and camp in the bush!!  It's nothing like what it used to be, not better that's for sure.  But for a day trip, still nice.  And there are still a couple of areas that you don't need to book so that's OK.  And seeing as I have a Parks Pass that allows free entry to National Parks I may as well go as many times as I can.  Anyway, I parked up at just after Nanga Mill and walked up to Stringers.  Not far, a gentle stroll through the bush, up some steps, down the steps and up a small hill then back to the car.  35 minutes.  Maybe.  Damn, that was hard work!  I am so unfit now it's ridiculous. 
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I was so hot when I got back to the car I had to have a paddle to cool down.  That water was so cold!  It was a lovely day out.


For today's adventure I talked husband into coming with me...he wasn't too grumpy about it either so yay!  We weren't sure where we were going but I had read a blog about a place called Frog Hollow and it sounded pretty cool so that's where I picked for today's adventure. 
First stop on the way was

 After leaving here we drove past Gnomesville, didn't stop here today as we have been here a few times, Not too far to get to where we were going.

Frogs Hollow is a smaller version of Gnomesville, much smaller, but maybe one day it will rival it.  Today though we had fun looking for all the different frogs, did we find them all?  Probably not, but that's a reason to come back again. 

Had a yummy hamburger from Preston Valley Store, the shop across the road, Kym had a milkshake, one of the nicer ones I've tasted over the last few months.  Then a decision on which way to go and I chose South.  To Grimwade.  Drove through the bush looking for camping spots, found a few he says we may come back to...Then a quick visit to Kirip and home via Donnybrook.  It was a great day out.

I wonder what my next adventure will be?


  1. Barb,
    You are like me, easily It is good we both appreciate small adventures. But, like you, I am afraid of venturing out in woods. Something might get me. Hopefully, you will post something more often now that you have blogged twice in the new year.

    1. Hi Linda. Yeah, I think so too. Lots of adventures this year I hope. I figure I'm now old enough to get out and do things even if it is by myself. Hopefully I will blog more too.