“Rocky” is the name given to one of the three, or is it four, iconic, physical landmarks on the Coomber Melon Mountain, high above the town of Kandos.
Our guide for the morning was Dave who took us up, via the fire trails, maintenance trails and a scout trail to the ridge of Rocky, a spur of the range. From Angus Avenue Rocky sits to the left, jutting out in front of “Baldy” where the communications towers puncture the sky.
One truly memorable morning, capped off by Liam singing ‘Dreams’ by Stevie Nicks.
Dave pointed out a patch of land for overnighting herd of cattle, that forms part of the national commons and Australia’s “long paddock”.
We heard the feral goats bleeting. And on the way down crossed the path of an echidna, as you do.
ArtCycle Sketch Tours and Bicycle Hire have been generously supported by a CASP grant from Regional Arts NSW