This weekend with the beginning of spring, marked a milestone only 22 days until the wedding of the year and 25 until the trip of a lifetime begins. We are starting to realise everything we need to organise before we leave and everyone we have to say goodbye too! The last few months have just flown and there is so much we need to do!
With only 3 weekends to go, we decided to head out into the country to visit Treeny’s Oma. The last visit to Mudgee we will make for a whole year.
I have been visiting Oma in Mudgee my whole life and had never once heard of “The Drip" and the mysterious Aboriginal Hand paintings out on Ulan Road in the Gulgong River National Park. Not until Aunty Sara did the big reveal on my previous trip. I fell in love with the place instantly, a peaceful, forgotten gorge, the Gulgong river carving the rocks into spectacular shapes and crevices. I promised Iain, the aspiring photographer, a trip out there on our next visit so he could capture the beauty on film. We were thrilled when Oma said she would join us. Oma you are a star! I remembered the track being pretty easy, and relatively flat, poor Oma was in for it. My bad, the track turned out to be moderately level with some rock climbing.
Iain ambled the track testing his new toy, and all his new accessories. He took some wonderful photos. You can view some here in our first Gallery; Mudgee.
Much to our disappointment we were unable to find the Aboriginal hand paintings. When we got to the end of the track we were hoping we would be really clever and stumble upon the paintings, Oma even led us off track determined to find them! Last time with aunty Sara, Dad and Uncle Rob we were disappointed we couldn’t find them, and again the paintings became more hidden and mysterious.
Turns out if we had driven a little further down the road, we would have found them. After getting back to Oma’s place we read the hand paintings are at another site. Fail! Again! Well, another excuse to visit The Drip again. I recommend anyone heading out there visit. It is a magical place!
The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing in the sun, eating and sleeping,..this is what Mudgee is all about. Bliss!!
We will miss you OMA, Jackie and Mudgee!! Thanks for having us! xox