Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 2 - Oberon To Cox's Gap via Bylong Valley

Paradise Found

Day 2 - July 16th and my birthday and away by 9:00 after coffee and breakfast. Oberon to Bathurst is traveled through pockets of mist and low cloud. Cold, but the day promises better.

"Through the mist a lone Rosella sits in the middle of the road. 
Waiting for the warmth of the sun.
To late it takes flight, only to explode in a rainbow of colour and feathers as it strikes my left boot."

Sofala and a brew of coffee. Sharing the park with a pantechnicon from the Dept of Human Services that has set up shop for the locals. Centrelink, Medicare, Pernsions - a one stop shop. Marco picks up some Medicare forms - just in case.

Fantastic riding with more to come. On to Rylstone for lunch and the Bylong valley. Fantastic scenery, as we run beside the sandstone terraces of Wollemi National Park . This wonderful valley with its rich farming bordered by the wilderness of Wollemi National Park is scheduled to be strip mined for coal. Unbelievable - just what the world needs - more cheap coal!

We reach our campsite at Cox's gap by 3pm after a great days riding. 

Tomorrow we will head out to the upper Hunter and decide on our route based on the weather.

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