On Tuesday the 4th we drove to Gosford To get Pedders to look at my springs, and booked it in for Thursday. Shopped a bit on the way back. Grant, Lou and the kids came down for an overnight crash. I took Brady for a fish with his new rod from Christmas and he pulled in his first fish ever and my first fish for the trip(tiny little bream) After we walked over the bridge to the main town and the kids played around in the playground. Dinner at a cafe called Mojo's then back to the camp for a few games of cards before hitting the hay!
Friday we did a big drive down the south coastal towns. We weaved in and out of the bays taking in the small towns and lookouts. We drove through Shelly Beach, Bateau Bay, forresters Beach, wamberal, and stopped at Terrigal for a walk around the headland. Continued on to North Avoca, Avoka, Copacabana where we did a small walk up to Captain Cook Lookout, which was not much of a lookout! Continued to Boudi national Park where we went for a small walk and took some pics over Maitland Bay. Drove onto Hardy's Bay where we stopped for a picnic lunch of sanga's and poppers. After we drove back through Killcare, Daley's Point, Ettalong, Woy Woy and Gosford. That afternoon we walked down to the river edge and fished for an hour or so. Caught a variety of fish, once again, nothing big or legal.
Now we have today. Got up and did some washing before we headed down into the Jenolan Caves. It is about 30 or so kms from here. The drive through the country was nice until we hit thick cloud and couldn't see more than 20m in front of us, finally that parted just as we had a deadly decent into the caves. Thank god we decided to take off the boat and didn't have the trailer behind us. The road in was extremely steep, Windy and NARROW. Got there safe enough but the weather was pretty crap so luckily the caves were not wet. We decided to do the Orient Cave purely because it said it was good and the tour was leaving in 5 minutes. The tour went for 1.5 hours and was fairly easy, Sharna was a bit worried when it said it had 400 steps!! We had lunch in the cafe and then did a self guided tour of the "Devils Coach House" and the "Nettle Cave" The last 2 were nothing like the first, but i suppose thats why they were free. headed back to Oberon for some grocery shopping and dinner.