CJB Imageboard Mk.II

Access routes to the Richmond Vale Railway Tunnels, Jewboy Cave, Burrenjim Dam

Posted on Sunday 6 December 2015 by cjb @ 8:16 pm

I was asked for a map by someone… (click to get the original size)

Postie Camping in the Watagans

Posted on Friday 20 November 2015 by cjb @ 12:28 am

The third camping trip of the season goes to the ‘third’ bike I own. I had originally intended to try camping in the Chichester State Forest to the north of Newcastle, but that area is to be avoided during the dreaded Schoolies Week, so it became a ‘reverse’ of the second camping trip about a month ago that cycled through the Watagans.


The Epic Tale of the time when I met Jack Absalom…

Posted on Monday 9 March 2015 by cjb @ 8:29 am

A note for anyone who isn’t an Australian aged 35 or over— Jack Absalom is one of the ‘Brushmen of the Bush’ Australian Outback painters (check Wikipedia) who pretty-much created the popular genre along with Pro Hart and a few others during the 1970s. Before he got into art, he was actually a full-on outback worker and adventurer of considerable experience. One time he was hired as an outback travel guide by a few artists wanting to camp and paint, and Jack decided to give the brush thing a go…

Incoming Epic Tale! (in three parts!)

The South of Sydney Camping trip — Day 7 (Belanglo State Forest -> Home)

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2013 by cjb @ 10:39 pm

The final day of the camping trip– and just as well, because it was raining, and I had a wet camp…

The South of Sydney Camping trip — Day 6 (Belanglo State Forest)

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2013 by cjb @ 4:07 am

My plan for the full day in Belanglo was to sit around, hope not to get rained on, and then ride the Postie around to see the area…

The South of Sydney Camping trip — Day 5 (Kangaroo Valley -> Belanglo State Forest)

Posted on Monday 3 June 2013 by cjb @ 1:52 am

Yes, the destination for the day is the same place ‘The Backpacker Murderer’ buried his victims. I’m not superstitious, and Belanglo has facilities like a toilet and ‘infinite firewood’, so I was interested in comparing it to the Sunny Corner campsite. (And there’s the hope its reputation might help repel the dreaded family campers as well…)

The South of Sydney Camping trip — Day 4 (Kangaroo Valley)

Posted on Sunday 2 June 2013 by cjb @ 3:03 am

While the Bendeela campground isn’t the most adventurous place, it still does very well as somewhere to know about if passing through, or using it as a recreational base. I might avoid it during the school holidays, though– as previously mentioned, the largest part of the reserve is closed during the off-season, making me think it could be host a hundred or so camping families at its worse.

The South of Sydney Camping trip — Day 3 (Kangaroo Valley)

Posted on Sunday 2 June 2013 by cjb @ 12:19 am

After two nights at Jervis Bay, the plan was to head for the Kangaroo Valley/Bendeela free camping ground. The family I’d cooked dinner with the previous night (with the drunk dropkick son) had mentioned stories of people having their gear stolen by other campers, so I didn’t quite know what to expect.

The South of Sydney Camping trip — Day 2 (Jervis Bay)

Posted on Wednesday 29 May 2013 by cjb @ 12:34 am

The second day of the trip was a full day checking out the Jervis Bay National Park, both the walking trails, and the roads, something I didn’t have time (or energy) for on the cycling visit 5 months ago.