We agreed we would stick to the main roads through the Nepean Valley because of the reported damage to roads in the area. The day was partly sunny and warming up as we headed west on the motorway to the Mulgoa Road intersection at Penrith. We turned north and followed the Mulgoa and Castlereigh Roads right along the Nepean river. The beauty of the valley and the clear mountains masked the flooding that had just subsided. We avoided the pot holes that were confined to the right wheel track only and turned onto Richmond Bridge. The devastation was obvious, the water level had been 5m above the bridge (see photo) and the river banks and immediate flood plain was strewn with the remnants of the flood.
Our Maseratis were impressed with how well the road had stood up and we headed to our restaurant Shembrae in Kurrajong. The views from our table were outstanding and the food matched the views. We had a delightful time and we’re so pleased we went as there was only one other table of customers in the restaurant; they clearly needed our business after being cut off for days.
All in all a great day out and a memorable one.