Still on the same day, after leaving the Black Stump Way I joined the Castlereagh Highway through to Gulgong an old gold mining town west of the Blue Mountains from Sydney. I would love to stop here one day and walk the streets, there is so much history here (for Australia anyway 1840’s to1860’s there abouts). The streets were very narrow and bendy for 2-way traffic and with The Little House in tow quite a challenge to navigate. Didn’t find the caravan park so pushed on to Mudgee a big wine growing area and very popular with people from Sydney for weekends. It’s only three and a half hours away.
Stayed in Mudgee overnight at the Riverside CP which is right in town and handy to everything including the river walk which Flair thoroughly enjoyed after 8 hours in the car.
The next day was only 50km the long way – through Lue and Rylstone to Cudgegong State Park on Lake Windamere (Windamere Dam).
I am always amazed at how long it takes me to think things over and ‘see’ the bleeding obvious! I suppose I should be used to it by now but it still takes me by surprise. So when looking back through some of my favourite images and trying to put adjectives to them that I could then use in future images, why was I so surprised to find – isolation, light, sparseness or minimalism, detail or close up, vastness and ICM?