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Bathurst Regional

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  • Day170

    Blue Mountains

    March 17, 2017 in Australia

    Eigentlich wollten wir heute die Blue Mountains besichtigen und dort eine kleine Wanderung machen. Aber wir sahen weder etwas Blaues noch etwas Bergiges, eigentlich sahen wir Nichts. Der Nebel war so dicht und hing so weit unten, dass wir an allen Aussichtspunkten knapp die eigene Hand vor den Augen sehen konnten. Richtige Wanderlust kam auch keine auf, denn es war nur ca. 13 Grad warm, alles feucht vom Nebel und die Wege rutschig, matschig bis überschwemmt, von den starken Regenfällen der letzten Tage.
    Da wir genügend Zeit mitgebracht hatten, entschieden wir uns, erst einmal einen Kaffee zu nehmen, die kleinen herzigen Dörfchen bei den Blue Mountains etwas anzuschauen und abzuwarten, ob das Wetter vielleicht doch noch besser wird.
    Und wir hatten Glück. Kurz bevor wir schon aufgeben wollten, klarte es auf und der Nebel verzog sich grösstenteils. So erhielten wir doch noch einen Eindruck davon, wie schön die Blue Mountains eigentlich wären. Vom Aussichtspunkt beim Echo Point sieht man kilometerweit ins Tal hinaus und alles ist voll von Eukalyptusbäumen. Ein wirklich toller Anblick.
    Am Ende des Tages fuhren wir bis nach Bathurst, im Westen der Blue Mountains. Keine Sehenswürdigkeit oder tolle Unterkunft führte uns hierhin, sondern wir hatten mit Lucia abgemacht, mit welcher Annika in Zürich zusammengearbeitet hat. Sie ist hier an der Uni tätig und arbeitet an ihrer Doktorarbeit im Bereich Kommunikation.
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  • Day12

    Bathurst

    July 18 in Australia

    A long day today. A four hour drive took us from Coona to Bathurst via Mudgee (annoyingly pronounced like 'budgie'). The early morning roads were sadly littered with dead kangaroos once again, and we were told later that some of this was a consequence of the two-year drought meaning they come to the roadside to take advantage of any water. This aside, the drive was a pleasant jaunt through tiny townships and up and down the rolling vineyards.

    We hadn't planned to stop in Mudgee but on passing through we saw a crowd and stopped to see what was going on. As it turned out, there was a film crew recording a scene from Doctor Doctor and we were able to watch them take a scene with horses bolting through the town.

    On to Bathurst - after a brief concern that our petrol was running quite low - we checked into the hotel before popped into the Fossil and Mineral Museum for a glimpse at an amazing collection of minerals and Australia's only complete T-Rex skeleton. The amber collection was particularly impressive and included a tiny gecko fossilised within one piece.

    After a trip back to the hotel, we planned to drive out to the Bathurst Harness Racing Club...however we got sidetracked en route by the opportunity to drive the Mount Panorama racing circuit (albeit at 60kmph). The views it affords over Bathurst are wonderful, and even at low speeds, the chicanes feel a little hairy!

    At the Racing Club, we watched jockeys on tiny horse-drawn carts (harnesses?!) compete whilst we placed 50 cent bets...and won not a single penny! However, I did get to bet on 'Dinosaurus Rex' which was some recompense. A pleasant trackside dinner and five races later we headed into Bathurst for the Winter Festival and mainly to take in the illuminated buildings, and we saw a possum to boot. The winter night really was biting however so we stopped for a coffee on a heated balcony overlooking the festival before heading home to plan for tomorrow's drive to Wagga Wagga.
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  • Day41

    Bathurst

    December 7, 2017 in Australia

    We were parking at the RV Rest Area when a middle aged man approached. He said that we could park in the paddock across the road if we preferred to. When I told him that I had read not to on Wikicamps, he said that he is the Deputy Mayor of Bathurst and if he says it's okay, then it's okay. So we parked in the paddock, instead of the carpark. Heap more space, room to put the awning out, surrounded by grass instead of bitumen, and no time limit. Much more pleasant.Read more

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