After some sightseeing around there we went to Caringbah train station to catch the train out to the north western outskirts of Sydney. The Sydney train system is massive and due to some maintenance work our intended line was out of service. But with a tree hour journey and two changes of train we finally could step out in Richmond.
The other lady was from Britain and she had come to Australia by one of the immigration boats in the late forties when she was 10 years old. She had traveled with her family of 8 people and the total cost had just been 10£. The trip had taken 5 weeks she said. Compared to that our 28 hours on flights was nothing. But the travel had been alright she said.
From Richmond we took the road 40 and then turned off towards Colo Heights Reserve. The road 40 was a very hilly road and lots of traffic so it was a relief when we could turn of the big road. We continued to climb for a hour into the reserve and could roll into our first camping spot just before it would be getting dark. The evening was really chilly and we had use of our down jackets. The camping spot was nice and it was a great feeling to finally have started the tour that we began to talk about 18 months earlier.