Kris, myself and Miss October have been off camping again. This time we stayed at the enormous (and free) campsite at Breweela near Kangaroo Valley. We had joined fellow members of the Canberra Camping Meetup Group, and stayed over the weekend to visit the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival.
The campsite is nestled under the escarpment of the Southern Tablelands, which meant a demanding drive in and out for the Kombi. But the compensation is a huge site, very calm and peaceful, with lovely views along the Shoalhaven River, and many, many Wombats.
The folk fest, which I would not normally have expected to be my thing turned out to be excellent. Fred Smith launched his ‘Home’ album, and also played his ‘Dust of Uruzghan’ album which portrays his view of two periods spent in Afghanistan with Australian Forces. Both albums are excellent. His long-term collaborator Liz Frencham also released an album of duets at the festival. A quite different highlight was a Melbourne-based Scottish act called the Borderers. They were quite simply Bonkers. Very, very entertaining and very high energy.
We went back to Canberra via the extraordinary Kangaroo Valley Road, featuring extreme gradients and hairpin bends. The Kombi managed all without a hitch and we were rewarded with fine views at Fitzroy Falls.
See the attached gallery for some pictures.