Gee, how time flies when you are having fun. Grandpa and I have been married for 40 YEARS! Yikes, that is a long time and many miles. We decided to celebrate with…a motorcycle ride. Why not? Nothing too far or fast and just by ourselves.
One place I have had my eye on to visit is Yarrangobilly Caves near the Snowy Mountains but that was all booked out. So I looked around that area as there is great riding wherever you go. An AirBnB search brought up a lovely little cottage by a river that sounded even better than the caves, and the place to ourselves.
Our rule is that whenever we go for a ride that we have to travel one new road. This makes planning the route fun. We are still trying to conquer the dirt road riding thing, so decided to detour off the highway at Yass to the Wee Jasper road. I have driven along this road and knew it was windy and narrow dirt road but that will be OK I thought and off we set. It was narrow and windy still but not too bad and a much more interesting way to get to Tumut and then to Tumbarumba.
As soon as we saw the little mudbrick cottage we knew we were home. If this place was for sale we would have bought it then and there and lived a long and happy retirement. We sat outside and listened to the river flowing nearby and had some celebratory drinks. It was amazing that there was so much water flowing considering how dry it has been lately. I kept an eye out all afternoon on the water as it looked like perfect Platypus habitat but no luck sighting one.
Sunday morning we went on another road not yet travelled, the Elliot Way and that was a treat. After turning onto Snowy Mountains Highway, we came to the turn off to Yarrangobilly Caves, so I turned down to have a look, it was only 6km. It might not seem like a long way but the road was very narrow and windy and dirt again, so narrow and windy in fact, that they made it one way. Maybe another day we will stay and check out the caves and thermal pool, but not today.
Cheers to us!