Aug 13, 2023

Bingara - Fern Bay 13/08/23

Even though it’s only been a day I’ll take the chance to update the blog with today journey. 




We left Bingara and headed to Tamworth and a camp site at Chaffey Dam, it’s also known as Bowling Alley Point Reserve, im not sure why ? But it’s a lovely area with the lake either side of the camping area. Cost is $5 pp with an honesty box & envelopes which is great value as there are amenities provided.  


Chaffey Dam 


Chaffey Dam


Our camp at Chaffey Dam


Chaffey Dam



Chaffey Dam


Around a dozen other campers scattered around the large area, we chose a place up high with water views from both directions.  The last time we were here was in 2011 with Kimbo & Nerida and we received a phone call from home telling us that Vickie’s father was in hospital and not well. We chose to leave here and drive down to Melbourne where Vickie along with her sister Sue got the plane to fly back to Perth. 


Jaffle iron in the campfire


Mmm yum. Love a Jaffle 


This time we’re here to go visit Nerida tomorrow at Fern Bay Newcastle, it’s been nearly 3 years since Kimbo passed away very unexpectedly from non Hodgkin Lymphoma, caused by his job as a Fireman. He is deeply missed by all who knew him.

Kimbo, photo taken at Chaffey Dam in 2011

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