We’re all set up at Pickering Flat camp area, in the Sheepyard Flat region. It is a popular camp area but thankfully at the moment there are only a few other campers scattered amongst the numerous campsites here. This area, the Victorian High Country, is needless to say… absolutely beautiful. The air is pristine and the beautiful clear Harqua river flows beside the camp area. You can easily see the rocky river bottom through the clear waters and the sound of the river running over the rocks is calming.
The bush here is thick and full of Eucalyptus and lush grasses. We have set up our campers annex area for the first time and although it took some patients it wasn’t as much of a hassle as we expected it to be and Ben didn’t need to use his knife to make it work. Weather has been wonderful and is forecast to get better over the next few days.
We took a drive further up the mountain, which lead us to the Alpine National Park and to the edge of Jamieson State Park. The Prado did well and the harsh tree-full slopes of this region are impressive. We found a good log of firewood on the way back, which will help to keep us warm for a couple of nights.
Ben has been trying his luck at catching his first trout in the Harqua. He has been flicking lures and soft plastics but there has been no luck yet. He doesn’t want to use bait at the moment as he is determined to catch one with a lure. I have been trying out the trusty worms that we found in the garden on my rod. You can see the fish in the river if you sit on the banks at dawn or dusk. Hopefully one unlucky one will find its way to our hook soon.