As we were driving a hawk flew right across in front of us with its wings spread out. Quite spectacular. The pattern of the feathers on the wings was beautiful. It happened too quickly for me to get a photo.
We are staying at Shady Acres a few k's out of town. It could do with a bit of TLC as it is a bit run down. However, it is nice and quiet even though it is on the highway.
Last night was very cold. Our heater stopped working. One minute it was working, the next it had stopped. We had numerous layers on and again this morning, as you can see below. We took it back to Big W here in Armidale and swapped it over for another one. They only had 1 left so we were lucky. The temperatures are on the way down so it will be good to have it.
The markets were on in Armidale this morning. We had a wander through them before having some morning tea and then heading to Uralla, 20 kms down the highway. It has a lovely main street with some lovely old buildings and is where Thunderbolt was killed and is buried.
We had lunch at the Top Pub before heading out to have a look at Gostwyck Chapel, built in 1921 set amongst an avenue of 200 elms. The Chapel is covered in Botson Ivy and around Anzac Day, the leaves are a spectacular red colour. We then continued on to Dangar Falls, which is in the Wild Rivers NP. We expected the Falls to be gushing over the cliff seeing as there had been quite a bit of rain, but that was not the case. Still, it was a lovely drive out to the Falls and it was nice to do a bit of walking.
Mileage for Saturday - 211 kms
Mileage for Sunday - 103 kms