Silent Creek - Feb 2014
Silent Creek 8th & 9th February 2014
Our trip to silent Creek was off to a great start with
The Bells Line of Road been closed in both directions at Mt Tomah after a truck
accident forcing most members to re divert to our meeting venue at Mt Victoria
via the Great Western Hwy.
Finally on the road our convoy drove to Oberon and almost
ended up in the Highlands Steam & Vintage Fair parade. We found parking and
walked to the Monkey Bean Café for Tea, Coffee, Milkshakes and cold Drinks,
while we waited for Ian to join us for the trip.
Back on the road again we made our way to the Abercrombie
River National Park and not far into the National Park we had to stop and help
Mark the trip leader change a flat tyre, as the convoy start rolling again our
newest members had no power having to stop and wait for NRMA with two cars
staying back to help if needed. The rest of the group continued on along the
Abercrombie Fire trail and onto four-wheel driving tracks down to The Beach
camping area where the kids stretched their legs and we had a quick bite to
eat, as there was a few other vehicles down there we moved on to Silent Creek
Camping area and began to set up camp as no one was down there. Then we met up
with Andrew and Lance and the other cars that waited for the NRMA.
We all had dinner and sat around for a chat, when Andrew
introduced most of us to a game of "KUBB" which is 2 teams throwing round sticks across the ground trying to
knock down square coloured blocks, the more we drank the funnier this became,
even the Kookaburras in the trees were laughing. While this was going on the
kids sang Happy Birthday to Thomas and had what I was told was the yummiest
chocolate cake! The kids also spotted Kangaroos and a possum, while playing
hide and seek.
Sunday morning we awoke to another beautiful and hot day,
so after breakfast we packed away our tents and trailers and made our way out
of the National Park along the Silent Creek fire trail which saw some very
testing ascents and several creek crossings that were extremely dry and made
for a dusty journey on to Middle track and back out onto Abercrombie Road to
make our way to Oberon where we stopped at the Tourist Hotel for a lovely
counter lunch, from their we had one last stop at the Caltex at Mt Victoria and
said our goodbyes.