Today was a heavy driving day – almost entirely through Kosciuszko national park. The section from Jindabyne to Khancoban to Cabramurra was so winding and curvy that I felt nauseous and had to drive myself rather than look out the window and search for places to stop for photos!
The trip from Jindabyne to the Murray 1 power station took about 2.5 hours for 108km. Admittedly, there were a few photo stops along the way… Such as Dead Horse Gap:
Pilots Lookout – the smell here is just divine!
And Scammell’s Lookout, where we were joined by a bunch of Harley Davidson riders. There were a lot of bikers around today they do love the winding roads!
We finally arrived at Murray 1 and hoped to do the tour, but the next one wasn’t until 2pm – two hours away. So we just had a coffee and took a few photos and moved on:
We stopped briefly in Khancoban – such a tiny town and yet there’s an empty shop. I tried to find something with ginger in it for the nausea, but nothing – so I bought some sherbet lollies instead 🙂
Our next destination was Cabramurra. I stopped for a photo because the road there was quite picturesque:
But a little bit further down the road… The power lines inside the national park – so unattractive:
Tooma dam is looking quite empty. It’s part of the Snowy scheme:
There was another stretch of dead trees that fascinated me:
There were several huts that we passed today, including this one: Bradley’s and O’Briens hut
Just before we reached Cabramurra, we drove by another dam: Tumut pond reservoir:
We stopped for lunch at Cabramurra – fortunately, we’d packed something to have at the rest area there. But first we had to check out the views:
The buildings in the pictures are the ‘snowy hydro dormitories’, apparently. Not very attractive. The town is the highest in Australia, but only classified as a town because there’s a post office there. It seems to be more of a resort than a town.
Then it was onwards to Kiandra, past the Rest House at Sawyers Hill:
Kiandra didn’t have anything worth photographing, so we headed onwards towards Eucumbeene river:
Donald stopped in at Adaminaby, to buy a new fishing licence, which we made use of straight away at Frying Pan – a couple of houses on Lake Eucumbeene. Beautiful location, but we caught nothing at all! Don’t ask me what the chair is all about… It was there!
We went back to our model – it was 6pm by this time – and got ready to go out for dinner – we both wanted trout! There was a rainbow visible from our hotel room – pretty.
We went to Clancy’s Bistro at the Banjo Patterson Inn. It was packed! We got our trout – it was average but expensive, unfortunately.
When we got back, I noticed a bat by the staircase, which Donald rescued while I made tea. It ended up rescuing itself though, once it had warmed up.