What did I say about the railway yesterday? Only one goods train???? As soon as it got dark the trains came one after the other. By 11pm all went quiet so we breathed a sigh of relief. Then suddenly... OMG....heart pounding and a thundering noise ringing in our ears. Another goods train but so loud that I honestly thought our time was up. The caravan shook and I was convinced we were going to be flattened. Took a while to calm down and sleep was very intermittent after that. The early start mentioned yesterday materialised. By 8am we were all hitched ready to go. In the distance, the trainers were already racing the trotters, not every day one gets to see that.
|And hose down to cool off.|
|Another lovely flowering tree|
|The highest risk since we have been here.|
A caravan park was found very near to the highway, so little used that noise wasn't an issue (not like the UK motorways) and after lunch went to see what was around. We choose the wrong day to arrive. Thursday is closing day, not for the shops but for all the attractions we wanted to see. We particularly wanted to visit the Historic Waterworks dated 1880s as it was one of the first regional centres to supply piped drinking water to its residents. It has remained intact with a pump house and a working steam beam engine. It is the only complete, steam-powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. The buildings and engine are of national significance and are now protected by a permanent conservation order. Wish we had gone so I could have a least got a photo. There are one or two on the web so I have put a link of one of them here.
And another closed museum, the War Memorial. All we could do was look around the outside and admire the views from the hill.
We expect rain tonight and possible thunderstorms. Still, in the upper 20s, we could do with it cooling down a bit. Tomorrow we will be back in Kiama, the first leg of our adventure complete. I can't believe how quick it's gone.
And bugs and insects today. The first 6 was in the shower block! Before you wonder why I took the camera into the shower, I didn't...at first. Went back later with the camera specifically to take them.