Time has gotten away on me and I haven’t updated here in ages! Sorry!
We had a great time staying at Ariah Park, NSW ($10 per night, power, showers, toilet, camp kitchen with free BBQ) where all the girls learned to swim or gain confidence in swimming. By the time we left almost all the kids had jumped off the diving board, dived in at the deep end and all (except Jireh) had swam a width unaided.
When the time came to leave we headed slowly north. We found ourselves at a lovely free camp between Cowra and Bathurst, Carcoar Dam. There was plenty of space, clean toilets, cold showers, dam water and a couple of rain water tanks.
The best part of staying here was having neighbours who we’d already met on facebook - Highway-Dreams Around Oz! We didn’t know they were there so it was a very pleasant surprise.
The worst part of staying here was the wind! The camps 6 book stated that it was a windy area, and they were not joking! In the two weeks we stayed there …. we had about 2 days with minimal wind!
On a trip into Blayney to do shopping we noticed the local district show was coming up and that they had a pet dog show with a best trick section! With less than two weeks to train, the girls got motivated! The day of the show was a freezing cold and very blustery but the girls and dogs did well.
The results were:
Sparkie - 3rd in Best Tricks, 3rd in Speed Sit.
Tess - 1st in Best Tricks, 2nd in Speed Sit, 2nd in Best Biscuit Catcher, 3rd in Waggliest Tail.
Lassie - 2nd in Best Tricks, 1st in Speed Sit.
Stay tuned for our next adventure!