So, Chris and Richard arrived at my place on a cold and foggy morning. I had got the X5 out of the garage and packed her and had loaded the GPS. All aboard and the car wouldn't start! Damnation, flat battery! But can't complain, the battery was OE in 2004 so I got over 7 years fuss free service from her. SO Chris volunteered the use of her car and we set off down Mountain Creek Rd. A quick cache overlooking Lake Burrinjuck and then on to the campground just past Wee Jasper.
Now, those following these caching logs may recognise a familiar theme. Chris took the lead and of course took us stumbling through boulders, through man-eating blackberries, through swamps and caves of doom so that we could eventually arrive at the top of the precipice.........where we could spot the nice serene walking trail through the grasslands that would of got us to the same spot!
Ropes and climbing gear was unfurled and I spotted what they expected me to plummet off. Feck that !
I bravely volunteered to do photographer duties and scurried to the other side of the cliff before they pushed me over the edge. I have abseiled before but this spot would not have agreed with my vertigo. It was very high !
Chris and Richard got on with it, I took snaps and we all lived happily ever after (well, except for the bit when I tried to hurl the rope with carabeeners attached beyond the blackberries ! Apparently, we don't do that with climbing gear !)
We returned toward the campground with one little diversion for a cache on the way. It was taking us a while to find and Richard showed us a 1 Litre Sistema so we knew what size we were looking for...........Yes, there was a communication failure as he was actually showing us the cache ! Chris and I agreed we will never let him forget this one! All was sort of forgiven when we got back to the campground and Richard brewed some fresh coffee and shared his muffins!
A few caches along the way back to Canberra, one of us who will remain nameless lost the car keys but managed to retrieve them.
All up, a great day. The Wee Jasper campground looks like a nice spot to pitch a tent. We all learnt a few things along the way (a cache doesn't improve one's breasts is one little insight we shall share!). Thanks Chris and Richard for a great day !