May 28th: Day 22
Everything is wet this morning. Packing as much up while still in the tent.
Left Batsh Camp and headed toward the Boyd Plateau.
Crossing the Kowmung, Kanangra-Boyd NP.
I feel we are getting more confident at creek crossings but they seem to get a little more challenging each time. This one had big round slippery rocks in it. Raman makes it look easy. The concept of dumping a bike in the drink is not particularly appealing at the best of times. Add in a laptop and camera gear and its getting even less so. We have managed to keep our feet dry so far. I am sure we will get a little flack for not having our feet firmly planted on the pegs. Its a tough call. It certainly improves the change of staying upright, but wet feet in these low temperatures is not great either. Keeping the feet from going nasty is a real challenge. I have a split between one of my toes that I am trying to heal and moisture doesn’t help at all. Amputation isn’t required…yet 😛
Its all part of the adventure though.
In theory the Kanangra Walls are opposite us with a huge valley in between. The clouds broke just enough to see the valley way below, only to close again an instant later.
Back on the bikes, we rode to Jenolan Caves. So damn touristy. Too much for us. We couldn’t bring our selves to take a tour despite the obvious grandeur of the geology.
After Colong and Billy’s Creek there was little adventure in an “Adventure tour” of Jenolan and with the price tag of $92 each we headed for Oberon.