Thursday, June 17, 2010

Part III

We then climbed again to Cambawarra lookout for magnificent views over the Shoalhaven Area, Nowra and Jarvis Bay in the vistas, there were two navy ships in the bay but not sure if you can pick them out. There is a tea room [closed] and two communications towers at the top.

The wind was fearsome while we were there with it sounding like we were besides a jet engine as it blew through the trees.

Finely we came to our main destination, Kangaroo Valley, a gain a quaint little town all dressed up for tourists. Fran managed to drop a few bucks in one of the stores and Rolf and I had ice cream, mine was rum and raisin, very good it was.

Just outside the town you cross this bridge, not sure of it's origin then pass pastoral lands again, before a climb up to the tablelands and a run through the outskirts of Camden, Cambelltown and back into the hustle and bustle of urban traffic.

A great trip with great people.

On arrival around 6: 15 we said our cheerios and inside the house mom had oysters waiting for us, we are getting spoilt.

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

What a great bridge, I wish there was one just like it in my small town!
This is what Wikipedia says about it: A well-known local tourist attraction, Hampden Bridge features four large crenellated turrets made of locally quarried sandstone. It is 77 metres long (252 ft) and one lane wide. The bridge forms part of the Moss Vale Road.
Hampden Bridge is the only surviving suspension bridge from the colonial period in New South Wales. It was designed by Ernest Macartney de Burgh, the colony's Assistant Engineer for Bridges, to replace the decaying timber truss bridge which originally spanned the Kangaroo River. Construction began in 1895 and the bridge was opened on the 19 May 1898, just six days before floods washed the old bridge away.
The bridge's medieval tower style is an example of the Gothic Revival architecture popular in late nineteenth-century Australia. This elaborate form, and the relatively sophisticated structural design of the span, reflect the importance of this river crossing at the time of construction: the Cambewarra Road (now the Moss Vale Road) was then a major route from Sydney to the south coast of NSW.