It was now car shuffle time as Deb’s knee was still playing up, so off she went to Aire River by car to meet up with Helen who took the track. A fairly lazy day was had, by all accounts, as this section is only 10 km’s. They then faced the quandary of where to camp…..the Hikers area or the planned area with fireplaces (as Sue, John and Frank were bringing wood, nibbles and liquid refreshment for a good old sit around the fire night that evening) . The correct decision was made (stuff em, I heard told, we are pushing for the Hikers area, that shelter was too good to not use)
Below is the Aire River bridge and camping area. The GOW campsites are to the left (west) of the bridge in the bush.
Sue, John and Frank arrived in plenty of time before dark and we happily set up in the hikers area to the west of the Aire River. There was a LOT OF STUFF to transport up the hill but once that was done, camp sites selected, tents erected and gear sorted, the Champers was opened. A very pleasant night was had in serious comfort.
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