Published: February 11th 2007February 11th 2007
me and Gaz in the bush
as long as weve got a beer were happy
afternoon to one and all and welcome to the latest update of my travels. plenty to say and it will come as no surprise to any of you to know that plenty of fun has been had and lots of beer has been consumed.Enjoy.
anyway with the arrival of our mate Josh and then his mate Emma our flat was starting to get a little crowded, it was therefore decided that it was necessary for us all to get out and about and explore some of the beautiful areas of surrounding Sydney. or to put it another way a chance to go out and drink in another suburb. after much deliberation a journey to the Blue Mountains was the decided course of action. Road trip anyone?
Now i should point out that i am still the only one with a job and as such am the one who has missed out on trips to the beach and the zoo in the past few weeks so the decision was made to go to the mountains at the weekend and camp on site so as to fully enjoy the local environment and also so i could run around the bush pretending to be
the group photo
theres always one poser isn't there
Ray Mears and whittle a canoe fron a stick.
So while i was at work Gaz and Josh rented us a pair of 4.0L Ford Falcon estates (mondeos to us English) that came with a load of camping gear and we were ready for the off, well almost. the problem arose in that that we had cosidered leaving on was Australia Day and a national holiday so the Thursday we hired the cars we all decided to go bowling as those of us who work would have the Friday off. all went well as you can see from the photos untill after we had dropped Sal Rick and Leah at their flat and had just arrived back at ours. at this point myself Josh and Gary decided to have a cheeky pint in the local opposite our flat. sadly that cheeky pint turned into a few more and we arrived back at 7am the next morning, funny how things like that can happen.
So we finally headed off to the mountains on the Saturday and after a few hours we finally reached our campsite and pitched our tents. now as there were 9 of us on the road trip we
you can almost hear the banjos playing
had of course packed ample supplies of food and drink and that night was spent bbqing and drinking under the stars, before retiring to tents that were designed for circus midgets, needless to say i slept with my feet out the door. The next day was spent doing the touristy trek on the cable car and skytrain that give you some great views over the mountains themselves. we finally got back to the city late Sunday afternoon and everyone promptly crashed out in search of the sleep that had been impossible in the midget tents coupled with Josh who snores like a traction engine. a good weekend had been had by all.
now as i write this blog the numbers in our flat have reduced to just myself and Leah as the others have headed down to Melbourne to begin the next leg of our eopic trek across Oz. Leah and i head down on Friday and in the next few weeks my journey will go as follows. Sydney to Melbourne to Adelaide to Alice Spring to Cairns and down the East coast to eventually arrive back in Sydney on the 19 the march to fly to NZ. so as
just add vodka and shes out like a light
you can imagine the next month or so is gonna get pretty entertaining as i finally gat back into bakpacker mode.
There should be plenty to report so stay tuned for the latest updates
There are more photos below