This morning we headed off to the start of the telegraph track. Called in at the Bramwell Junction Roadhouse to fuel up and the young guy working there lived in Baulkham Hills! Was nice to tell someone where we live and them actually know exactly what we were talking about as he lived 10 min away!!!
We were then on the Telegraph Track and soon came to the first creek crossing, Palm Creek. We had been warned about this one and told we would need a vehicle with us to help winch through. As we had lost our other vehicle, we were all alone and had no choice, either try to tackle it or turn around and take the bypass road. George thought about it and decided to just go for it, no denying that we were a little hesitant, it wasn't an inviting crossing - steep going down, very rutted, big drop on the left that you had to fall into, but we made it! And no panel touched the sides, just the rocksliders scrapped a little. Then it was time to head up the other side, not sure if this side was worse or not, but it was a steep incline, very rutted and I'm sure a few wheels were off the ground as we went up!! George was so excited when we made it through and jumped out the car screaming!!!
Today saw us crossing numerous creek crossing, some slot easier than others. The more interesting ones were Cockatoo, Bertie, Gunshot and Sailor Creek.
We arrived at Fruit Bat Falls and went down for a swim, what a beautiful place this is. Have always wanted to sit and swim under a waterfall and we finally got to do it! It's the most amazing place, words just can't describe it .... And photos probably won't do it justice either. There was another family there when we first arrived and they soon left (and we had just passed a tourist bus on the track in so we had timed it perfectly). So we ended up having the whole of Fruit Bat Falls to ourself, truly amazing and got some great photos..
Next stop was Eliot Falls and Twin Falls just a little further down the road. We had already prebooked to camp at Eliot Falls so went on to set up camp before heading to the falls, another really good campsite (National Parks actually did really well this time!!)