Richmond and Windsor bridges were closed due to flood, so we were cut off from heading home. I decided to head over to Colo River to check out the river heights with the rest of the locals.
The NSW Rail Museum ran a special heritage train trip to the Blue Mountains and onto Lithgow to celebrate 150 years of the railway line to Bowenfels. The Beyer-Garratt 6029 was used which was & is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest operating steam engine.
Having the missed prime sunflowers in 2015 we headed back again this year armed with more information on the prime time to visit. I highly recommend you can sign up to receive the flowering notifications by following the information on the VisitQuirindi website.
We decided to detour on our way back from our trip up North to try and see some sunflower fields. We stopped in at Willow Tree visitors centre and they gave us some directions to some fields in bloom at the time we were there.
There are two crops both on Blackville Road, Parraweena. To get there turn off New England Highway onto Merriwa Road just south of Willow Tree. Continue along for 24km then turn right onto Blackville Road. Follow this for 7.8km until you reach you reach McDonald Creek Road on your left. This is where the first crop is. There is apparently a second large crop going up a slope 11km further towards Blackville, however I did not get a chance to visit this one on my trip.
Please remember that sunflowers are the farmers livelihood, don’t jump the fence unless you have permission. Please respect their private property.
More photos are on my website here.
I headed off with The Photowalk Guys to visit Somersby Falls for the first time. It’s a great little spot and well worth checking out especially after recent rainfall. Although I didn’t head down to the very bottom falls from everyone else’s photos I saw since the walk it is definitely the postcard shot of the area.
Some of my favourite photos from the day can be found here.
Not exactly a bushwalk but Sarah and I had a good half day exploring Cockatoo Island while the Biennale of Sydney was on. It is full of history and a fantastic photography location.