Dispite our super busy work schedule, we managed to find a sunday to make a trip north to dads favouite place, St Albans via Wisemans ferry.
Visiting the old Settlers Arms pub for the 2nd time, dad was in a very happy place.
There were some re-enactments of old convict life and an old convict camp on the Great Northern Road we walked up.
Here are some actors playing as convicts resting between cutting out rock to build the great northern road.
Mum and dad talking to a soldier overseeing the convicts. He knew of Chichester and called it ‘chi’ which dad couldn’t believe how he knew thats the locals name for it.
Dad drove the Lotus with mum all the way home back to Sydney.
Sanna and I did a quick Sydney day trip to the old historic village of St Albans, 2 hours drive North of Sydney’s CBD. Its a very quiet tiny Aussie town/village.
Traditional old Aussie style buildings are throughout the village.
We went on a bushwalk to the Convict built ‘Old Great North Road’
Leg irons were worn by the Convicts as they worked to build the road.
I tried on the leg irons for size, they are really heavy
This was hangman’s rock where they used to hang the convicts through the hole from a tree.
Sanna filling out the visitors book on the trail
and after the bushwalk a nice hot lunch followed by rhubarb crumble and a pot of tea to share in front of the Settlers Arms open fire.